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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.

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.

IMPORTANCE OF PACKAGING, PACKING, STACKING AND WRAPPING

The online audience at the recent Australian Packaging Conference was told of the importance of airflow in refrigerated transport, emphasising that where there is no airflow, there can be no refrigeration.

2020 GLOBAL COLD STORAGE GROWS

The Global Cold Chain Alliance's 2020 cold storage capacity report shows refrigerated capacity in 51 countries has grown by 16% since the 2018 survey. Capacity hit 719 million cubic metres of cold storage.

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.

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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