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Closed Refrigerated Display Cabinets: Is It Worth It for Food Quality?

Closed Refrigerated Display Cabinets: Is It Worth It for Food Quality?
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Author(s): Onrawee Laguerre (National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA), France) and Nattawut Chaomuang (King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 23
Source title: Research Anthology on Food Waste Reduction and Alternative Diets for Food and Nutrition Security
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5354-1.ch005

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Abstract

The use of closed refrigerated display cabinets in supermarkets is in progression because of the potential energy saving compared to the open ones with an air infiltration at the front. However, the influence of the presence of doors on product temperatures (determining factor of product quality) is much less studied. For better understanding the interest of the use of closed display cabinets, this chapter presents the state of the art of field studies, the airflow and temperature profile in the closed display cabinet, the influence of the presence of doors/the frequency of door openings and the room temperature. Finally, a literature review of studies on food quality in the closed display cabinet is presented.

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