Simulating international shipments of vegetable oils: focus on quality changes

  • Z. Ayyad
  • E. Valli Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Cesena (FC), Italy
  • A. Bendini Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Cesena (FC), Italy. Interdepartmental Centre for Agri-Food Industrial Research, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Cesena (FC), Italy.
  • R. Accorsi Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy
  • R. Manzini Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy
  • M. Bortolini Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy
  • M. Gamberi
  • T. Gallina Toschi Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7241-2280

Abstract

This investigation evaluated the quality changes of commercial vegetable oils after different simulated shipments. In particular, the oils were placed in containers with or without thermal insulation and subjected to two simulated shipments, from Italy to LosAngeles and to Quebec. The temperature profiles were monitored to simulate the real shipments conditions in laboratory through properly developed climate chambers.Different quality parameters were evaluated before and after the simulations, showing a high degree of oxidation for samples shipped to Los Angeles in standard containers. In this study, the thermal insulation container was effective in protecting samples from potential oxidative damage during simulated shipping.

Author Biographies

Z. Ayyad
Department of Food Technology, College of Science and Technology, Al-Quds University, Abu Dies, P.O. Box 20002, Jerusalem, PalestineDepartment of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Cesena (FC), Italy
M. Gamberi
Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
T. Gallina Toschi, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna
Dept. of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL) Coordinator of the research group of instrumental and sensory analysis of food President of the UNIBO Guarantee Committee for Equal Opportunities, Employee Wellbeing and Non-Discrimination at Work - CUG Operative manager of the Centre for Agri-Food Industrial Research

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Published
2016-07-28
How to Cite
AYYAD, Z. et al. Simulating international shipments of vegetable oils: focus on quality changes. Italian Journal of Food Science, [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1, july 2016. ISSN 1120-1770. Available at: <http://www.chiriottieditori.it/ojs/index.php/ijfs/article/view/483>. Date accessed: 25 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.14674/1120-1770/ijfs.v483.

Keywords

edible vegetable oils; food quality; oxidation; simulated shipment; thermal insulation.