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NEW COLD FOOD CODE AIMS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE

14 October 2020

The AFCCC is now releasing the draft of its new Cold Food Code to Australian cold food chain industry groups. It is Part 1 of five code parts being researched and written by the AFCCC, with input from associated organisations. AFCCC chairman Mark Mitchell stresses that the Code will belong to industry. Supporting the Codes will be an educational program, Cold Chain Professional Development Series, which is being offered to cold chain practitioners and supervisors at a low cost through the AFCCC and other organisational websites.

The first Code in the series is Basic principles of thermometers and how to use them. The online training program, Thermometers and the Cold Chain Practitioner, is a four-part module that will enable practitioners to earn a qualification in the selection and use of thermometer types and technologies, plus accurate measurement of temperature of various food types.  

The actual Code booklet is being circulated to industry as a draft for comment, and the training program is now online – you can sign up and do the course right now, by clicking on the training link, at the top of the main page of this website.

READ PART 1 OF THE COLD FOOD CODE – BASIC PRINCIPLE OF THERMOMETERS AND HOW TO USE THEM