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The Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC) is a non-for-profit group of industry leaders committed to reducing food wastage and improving innovation, compliance and food safety for the Australian community.

LATEST NEWS

Food waste the international scandal

If you think a country like Australia is immune from massive food loss and wastage, you must see this short video.

AFCCC presentation at HORT CONNECTIONS 2021 gains good press

Queensland's leading rural news media, the Queensland Country Life, interviewed AFCCC chairman Mark Mitchell following his address at the HORT CONNECTIONS 2021 in Brisbane in early July. An excellent and timely write-up was the result.

AFCCC food waste solutions well received at APEC 2021

AFCCC chairman Mark Mitchell played an active role in a three day workshop conducted by APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) in June 2021, and notes that food wastage initiatives he proposed in his presentation were confirmed and referred to over the three days. He has presented at APEC since 2018 and has noticed a greater engagement from a broader selection of stakeholders which means many Member Economies are taking food wastage seriously and keen to find solutions.

Study reveals critical role of refrigeration in food waste, production and emissions

The International Institute of Refrigeration has released its 7th Informatory Note on Refrigeration and Food which concludes that a more extensive cold chain would allow better use of the food produced and limit the need for increased agricultural production – with follow on reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.

High praise from World Packaging Organisation for AFCCC cold chain solutions

The AFCCC's influence in the campaign for better cold chain processes to combat food loss and wastage has reached an influential global platform – the World Packaging Organisation. AFCCC Chairman Mr Mark Mitchell presented the AFCCC's case for a more compliant cold chain to the organisation's Corporate Partners meeting in May 2021.

AFCCC issues call to arms at APEC to halt huge food loss and wastage

The Chairman of the AFCCC, Mr Mark Mitchell, made a 'call to arms' at the APEC 2021 conference on 14 April 2021 for players in the cold chain to make far better use of existing technologies as a means of building a robust and compliant cold chain.

AFCCC recruiting like-minded groups

With its growing profile in Australia's food wastage fight, AFCCC is inviting like-minded people, companies and organisations to join under a new fee structure

Victoria releases report on cost of food waste

Sustainability Victoria releases a report called Path to Half, explaining the true cost of food waste and is Australia's first perspective on impacts of waste on climate change and economy.

Services

IMPROVING COMPLIANCE

Working with all sections of the cold chain to greatly improve compliance to existing standards and regulations

A CONDUIT TO GOVERNMENT

Making the Council’s combined expertise available to Governments to achieve best environmental and food wastage outcomes

RESOURCE REPOSITORY

Collecting and sharing of Australian and global standards, codes and regulations relating to food handling

FOOD WASTE FOCUS

Applying the Council’s tools, technologies and workforce to reduce food wastage through better cold chain practices

COMMUNITY ALERTS

Encouraging and motivating organisations closest to the community to change household food management and waste culture

GROW THE MEMBERSHIP

Encouraging wider responsibility for better food management by growing its membership and its expertise

About Us

The Australian Food Cold Chain Council, established in August, 2017, is Australia's first advocacy group to improve compliance and standards in the handling of food at all levels of the cold chain. It is affiliated with the Global Food Cold Chain Council.

CREDIBLE

Australia's leaders of the cold chain industry, covering manufacturing, food transport, refrigeration and cold chain services are determined to be part of the solution to food wastage and its environmental damage.

KNOWLEDGEABLE

The AFCCC is industry focused and extremely capable, and will apply whatever pressure is needed to change the industry for the better.

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