APPLICATION OF SHELF LIFE MODELLING OF CHILLED SALAD PRODUCTS TO A TTI BASED DISTRIBUTION AND STOCK ROTATION SYSTEM
Simulation studies at variable storage temperatures showed the applicability of these TTI as shelf life monitors of the chilled products under study. The correlation error was smaller with the TTI that had the lower Ea, closer to the Ea of the foods. Finally a distribution and stock rotation system based on the TTI and using the principle of LSFO (Least Shelf life First Out) instead of the FIFO (First In First Out) was studied. Using temperature distribution data from the chill chain, the advantages of the LSFO system are demonstrated.