Biography Hanne Larsen
I am a senior scientist at Nofima working with food packaging. The focus point in my research is the effects of light and gas barrier properties of the packaging materials on the quality and shelf life of different foods, – especially methods for measuring oxygen transmission rate in packages and the effect of different oxygen barrier properties on the shelf life. Another field of interest is effect of various packaging methods on food quality and shelf life, with emphasis on modified atmosphere packaging. Recently I have focused on the challenging task to package living products such as fruit and vegetables. Fruit and vegetables respire, and the gas permeability and perforations in the packages must be adapted to the produce respiration rates. I have a M.Sc. degree in Food Science (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 1985) and a PhD degree in food packaging (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2002). I have been employed at Nofima since 1988 in different positions.
Hanne Larsen has 52 publications at Nofima:
1. October 2020 – 30. September 2023
Eple-Handling will facilitate collaboration in the whole value chain of the apple production, with focus on reducing the incidence of physiological disorders and fungal decay of the fruit.
1. October 2020 – 30. September 2024
In the project, competence transfer to the fruit packinghouses is central in order to be able to utilize and implement the results for optimized packinghouse management and control.
1. January 2020 – 31. March 2022
The aim of the project is to develop a test system for choosing the right packaging for fruits, berries and vegetables.
1. January 2017 – 31. December 2020
The main goal of the strategic research program FoodMicro-Pack is to contribute to production and offering of safe and durable food, optimal packaging concepts and reduced food waste in the Norwegian food sector.