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Transport av centralt tillagade måltider, en studie om temperaturer, varmhållningstid och transportutrymmen: Skolmåltider i Umeå kommun
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

School meals in Umeå Municipality: transportation and temperatures ofcentrall prepared meals

Sweden and Finland are the only countries in the world where children are offered a freelunch at school. Fifteen thousand meals are served every day at sixty schools in the Umeå areaand only seven of these schools have their own kitchen. This means that most children areserved a meal that has been prepared in a centralized kitchen. Umeå has six of these kitchenof which five send their food warm. Important in this situation is that the food must bemaintained at a temperature of over +60oC so that bacteria do not have a chance to grow.Furthermore, the food kept warm for more than 2 hours should not be served due to loss ofnourishment. This study focuses on whether there are any problems regarding the temperatureand for how long the food is kept warm before it is served. The main questions regardtemperature, time, and what the vehicles transport when they do not transport food.Interviews, measurement of food temperatures, estimated time for transport and literaturestudies were used to answer the questions. The results show that transportation and storagetemperatures rarely are under +60oC, but some children are served food (typically thoseserved last during lunch) that has been kept warm for more than the required two hours.

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2009. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
school meals, transportation, temperartures, centrally prepared meals
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-33207OAI: diva2:310938

Available from: 2010-04-19 Created: 2010-04-19 Last updated: 2010-04-19Bibliographically approved

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