The AFCCC has released its new Cold Food Code to the Australian cold food chain industry. 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 temperature measurement of various food types.
The training program will be available soon, and practitioners can get in early by following the links from Training, on the main navigation bar on the front page of this website.