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.
COLD CHAIN SURVEY HINTS AT GROWTH SPURT
A survey across 31 countries by the Global Cold Chain Alliance reveals optimism that the growth rate of the industry as a whole will be even more significant because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Against that, there was an expectation that global trade opportunites will either decrease or remain the same as before COVID-19.
NEW COLD FOOD CODE AIMS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE
The AFCCC has released a draft of Part 1 its new Cold Food Code to Australian cold food chain industry groups for feedback. The five-part Code is being researched and written by the AFCCC, with help from industry friends. An educational program, Cold Chain Professional Development Series supports the program.
WORLD FOOD DAY CALL TO ARMS
The AFCCC, the peak cold food chain advocacy body in Australia is asking all food supply and distribution organisations to take a minute to review their activities and ensure they play a part in reducing wastage and hunger. Chairman Mark Mitchell has released a heartfelt statement for World Food Day.
COVID VACCINE DISTRIBUTION TO TEST GLOBAL COLD CHAIN
The vaccines being developed around the world, including Australia, to combat COVID-19 will go off as fast as a piece of fish unless stored at very cold specific temperatures. The Global Cold Chain Alliance says failure at any distribution point will mean vaccines must be dumped.
PRE-LOADING TEMPERATURE CHECKS VITAL FOR AVOCADO SHIPMENTS
An national avocado research project has found that supply chain performance can be improved if avocado temperatures are checked before loading fruit onto trucks at the packing shed, moreso if the fruit is destined for export or long supply chains.
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.
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.