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Silvia Estrada-Flores

Silvia Estrada-Flores
Food Chain Intelligence

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Jan 2018
Food Chain Intelligence
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  • Independent consultant
Jan 2016
Plant and Food Research
Position
  • Business Development Manager
Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
Bayer CropScience Australia
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  • Project Office Manager (PMO)
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Global market and business case for autonomous farms for vegetable and legal cannabis production.
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The main objective of the present study was to unearth new market intelligence collected on-the-ground and at a farmer level, to fill information gaps on the adoption of irrigation technology in Tanzania, with emphasis on solar water pump technologies
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A comparison of scientifically backed health claims and environmental impacts of vegetarian and vegan diets, as compared to omnivore diets. Additionally, investigation of the role of pulse protein as compared to dairy protein/products.
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Research items (115)
Technical Report
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The production of animal derived bioactive molecules provides an opportunity for the meat processing and allied industries to increase the value derived from a carcass. Bioactives are defined as molecules that have a biological activity over and above the value they provide through normal nutrition. They are commonly sold as nutraceuticals or over...
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Reprinted in Ecolibrium, March 2009 Vol 8, No 2 P.34
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“Grey-box” modelling combines the use of first-principle based “white-box” models and empirical “black-box” models, offering particular benefits when: (a) there is a lack of fundamental theory to describe the system or process modelled; (b) there is a scarcity of suitable experimental data for validation or (c) there is a need to decrease the compl...
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Four dynamic models of different degrees of complexity were derived to represent a typical industrial refrigeration intercooler (pressure vessel). The models were validated against temperature and pressure data from two pilot plant calorimeters containing R-134a under a variety of transient operating conditions. The measured response rate was stron...
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Variability of supply chain conditions and time frames per supply chain link. Supply chain risks (all types). Prediction of food-related illnesses throughout the chain (right up to consumer) once a production/manufacturing incident has taken place.
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Hello,
I am trying to figure out the most appropriate way to cite one of my articles that was republished 6 times in different journals/magazines and in different languages. How do I present this information? This is only for the purposes of my CV (and not to refer to this article in a paper). Do I enter each version as a separate entry? Or do I cite the original and then add "reprinted in..."etc?
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Nove tehnologije Nove tehnologije 4. informativna beleška IIR-a o hlađenju i hrani TEHNOLOGIJE RFID ZA PRIMENU U LANCU HLAĐENJA Uvod O potrebi nadgledanja temperature u lancu hlađenja robe osetljive na životnu sredinu, mnogo je pisano [1-4]. Nagla-sak na ovom pitanju potiče od kritičnog uticaja koji tempe-ratura ima na društvene i ambijentalne kara...
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In June, 2015, the Centre for Global Food and Resources of the University of Adelaide was commissioned by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, SA to conduct a study of the ‘Identification and Assessment of Added-Value Export Market Opportunities for Non-GM Labelled Food Products from South Australia.’ Full text available at:http://www....
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This article presents the fundamental concepts in the design and application of cryogenic freezing. An overview of the different types of cryogenic freezers in the market is provided. Product quality issues encountered when using cryogenic systems with inappropriate knowledge of the product or inadequate cold chain after cryogenic freezing (e.g., r...
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The horticulture industry in Australia, valued at $3.6 billion per annum, is cyclically subjected to extreme weather events (EWE) that impact on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel costs. These EWE threaten the viability of the industry, and a better understanding of these factors is required to improve the industry’s response to these vulnerab...
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Figures from the unpublished article: A review of strategies to decrease GHG emissions from food transportation from factory to retailer
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Tables from the unpublished article: A review of strategies to decrease GHG emissions from food transportation from factory to retailer
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Vibrio parahaemolyticus can accumulate and grow in oysters stored without refrigeration, representing a potential food safety risk. High temperatures during oyster storage can lead to an increase in total viable bacteria counts, decreasing product shelf life. Therefore, a predictive tool that allows the estimation of both V. parahaemolyticus popula...
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Discusses two models for greenhouse gas emissions arising form transportation of fruit and vegetables in Victoria: one is a deterministic model and one is a stochastic model.
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This paper reviews food distribution strategies aimed to decrease greenhouse gas emissions at different stages of the factory-to-fork supply chain, initiated by manufacturers, retailers and logistics providers. The paper analyses GHG emissions disclosures from 36 food retailers and manufacturers, where a positive correlation between company revenue...
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Short industry article discussing the use of thermography to find thermal bridges in cold chain equipment, with the purpose of corrective maintenance.
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1.Overview of Australian perishable chains & drivers for innovation (food and biopharma) 2.Why is temperature important? 3.Technologies for the transport of perishable products 4.A case study: the link between temperature control, quality and market 5.SC-ICT innovations: RFID for cold chain monitoring and E-commerce and digital pricing
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Achieving sustainable logistics services in Australian food industries is becoming increasingly challenging due to rising energy costs and increased international competition. To embrace this challenge, there is a need to holistically understand the cost structures of logistics and their drivers. In this paper, we propose methodology to assess the...
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Outline: 1) Perishable supply chains and temperature control : -During transport -During storage -At retail and beyond 2) Systems for monitoring temperature 3) Case study 1: fresh oysters 4) Case study 2: Pre-cut lettuce 5) Summary
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Co-innovation involves cooperation and integration of existing knowledge from different organisations across food supply chains. This chapter discusses the advantages of using a concerted approach to food co-innovation. Such an approach should recognise the highly dynamic nature of the food manufacturing industry, the benefits of market driven inno...
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Freezing is a very well established food preservation process that produces high-quality nutritious foods that offer the advantage of a long storage life. However, freezing is not suitable for all foods, and freezing does cause physical and chemical changes in many foods that are perceived as reducing the quality of the thawed material. Many innova...
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Topics: Are Australian food chains ICT-ready ?; and Achieving temperature control and energy efficiency in the cold chain. This was the final newsletter from Food Chain Intelligence.
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This report was prepared as an outcome of Milestone 190 of project VG08087,”Opportunities and challenges faced with emerging technologies in the Australian vegetable industry”. The project aims to provide a broad review of technologies that are influencing the competitiveness of the industry. This is the fourth of five reports to be developed durin...
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This report was prepared as an outcome of Milestone 102 of project VG08087,”Opportunities and challenges faced with emerging technologies in the Australian vegetable industry”. The project aims to provide a broad review of technologies that are influencing the competitiveness of the industry. This is the 1st of five reports to be developed during 2...
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This report was prepared as an outcome of Milestone 103 of project VG08087,”Opportunities and challenges faced with emerging technologies in the Australian vegetable industry”. The project aims to provide a broad review of technologies that are influencing the competitiveness of the industry. This is the 2nd of five reports to be developed during 2...
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This report was prepared as an outcome of Milestone 104 of project VG08087,‖Opportunities and challenges faced with emerging technologies in the Australian vegetable industry‖. The project aims to provide a broad review of technologies that are influencing the competitiveness of the industry. This is the third of five reports to be developed during...
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This report is the fourth of five analyses to be developed in 2009-2010 and reviews emerging technologies for novel products and processing technologies.
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In this newsletter, we talk about one of the topics that I find myself going back to time and time again: the critical factors for quality maintenance in fruit and vegetables.
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Themes: Innovation in the fresh-cuts industry: drivers, trends and emerging technologies, Refrigerated storage and hypobaric and vacuum technologies; and The Relationship Between Pork Quality and Chilling Systems.
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Outline: •Drivers of Innovation in the Fresh‐Cuts Industry •Supply Chain Innovation: Trends & Technologies: Processing Innovation, RFID for Traceability and Transparency, Active and Intelligent Packaging •The Future
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Overview: •Market Trends and Drivers of Ready‐to‐Eat Products •Technological Trends •Cook‐chilled technology •Thermal treatments •Freezing technology •The Future
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An opportunity for utilizing peels and low grade citrus and pome fruit for extraction of bioactive ingredients has been detected . This report presents a preliminary evaluation of this opportunity, investigating two key aspects: (a) the supply-side opportunities (i.e. the business case for citrus and apple growers); and (b) the demand-side opportun...
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In October 2008, I visited five commercial vegetable processing operations in California.My visits, sponsored by the Logistics Association of Australia and CHEP Asia- Pacific, included River Ranch Foods, Taylor Farms, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Foxy Produce (The Nunes Company) and New Star Fresh Foods. This article describes the food safety challenges...
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I selected two topics for this newsletter: (a) food security in pandemic scenarios; and (b) the effect of air-side fouling on the performance of evaporators in refrigeration systems.
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In October 2008, I visited five commercial vegetable processing operations in California.My visits, sponsored by the Logistics Association of Australia and CHEP Asia- Pacific, included River Ranch Foods, Taylor Farms, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Foxy Produce (The Nunes Company) and New Star Fresh Foods. This article describes the supply chain challenges...
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Heat leakage through the envelope of refrigerated equipment and air leakage through defective or damaged door seals have both consequences on heat load and refrigeration costs.
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Insights into the emerging trends in US logistics, with an analysis and reflection of the realities faced by the US supply chain sector in 2007-2008 and the expected impacts on the Australian logistics sector.
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This ’Chain of Thought’ issue is the follow up to the past article focusing on thermographic surveys. I carried out this work in collaboration with Thermoview, a company formed in 1986 that performs preventive maintenance through thermal imaging. FCI and Thermoview are working on the development of thermography as a tool to detect heat leakages and...
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1 This is our third edition of 'Chain of Thought'. After six months, the newsletter has been downloaded by more than 700 people from 55 countries, from Iceland to New Zealand. It is true, Google Analytics tells me so ☺ In-terestingly, my blog "Chain of Events" has been visited by more than 800 people three months after I started this service. I am...
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Outline: -The Australian Food Industry: Annual expenditure in machinery and equipment; Food machinery manufacturers in Australia; -Meat Industry: Major trends, drivers, geographic spread , regulatory changes, key differences relative to NZ, industry contacts. -Dairy Industry: Major trends, drivers, geographic spread , regulatory changes, key differ...
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April issue: The environmental dimension of food supply chains
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Submission to the Review Panel of the National Innovation System
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Inaugural issue of 'Chain of Thought', a regular commentary on the food supply chain industry. In this issue... Collaborative supplier-manufacturer-retail innovation Page 1 Technologies for temperature monitoring Page 2 Top ten reasons why a cold chain fails Page 3.
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A published internal cooling method (IIR, 2002) was applied to evaluate the thermal performance of a cold store and a refrigerated loading dock, dedicated to the handling of pharmaceutical products. Measurements included the insulation effectiveness and the temperature variability in the pallet space. Both facilities presented lower insulation effe...
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The CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship is working towards developing an intelligent cool room controller that provides refrigerated conditions that are responsive to the demands of the National Electricity Market, without compromising food quality and safety. In collaboration with the Food Futures Flagship, an analysis of the food cold chain to dete...
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This report provides an extensive analysis of the costs structures and qualitative and quantitative drivers of food logistics, by using case studies including mango, livestock, wine and field crops. The study showed that logistics are very significant component of the cost of food production and its retail value. Four major types of logistics were...
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Effect of solar radiation as a heat load to insulated cold chain equipment. Cases include refrigerated cold stores and refrigerated seafreight containers.
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An experimental evaluation of insulation effectiveness, pull-down times and effectiveness of a mechanical refrigeration unit was performed on five refrigerated panel vans. Additionally, a mapping of temperature variability in the cargo space was carried out during a simulated journey encompassing several door openings. The temperature variability m...
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Advances in the establishment of a national standard for testing refirgerated transport systems in Australia
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Contents: -Cold chain overview -Temperature as a quality & safety indicator -Case studies: impact of cold chain performance on mushrooms quality; urban transport of perishables; sea freight of frozen fish. -Monitoring technology
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An experimental evaluation of insulation effectiveness, pull-down times and effectiveness of the mechanical refrigeration unit was performed on five refrigerated panel vans. Additionally, a mapping of temperature variability in the cargo space was carried out during a simulated logistic scenario encompassing several door openings. The temperature v...
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Urban refrigerated transport used for home deliveries is characterized by the use of small vans with frequent, though short-lived, temperature variations. The present paper investigated the temperature variability in the chiller compartment of a multi-temperature van. Integration of the measured temperature histories with mathematical models to pre...