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Refrigeration and food safety.

Author(s) : HEAP R.


The importance of food safety and security are highlighted, and food safety hazards identified. Technology for the refrigeration of foodstuffs is described, which can help reduce these hazards. Equipment for cooling, chilled storage, refrigerated transport, retail display and domestic use is described. Estimates of equipment in use are given and future needs are considered. Proper use of refrigeration is an important tool in overcoming significant food safety hazards. Proper refrigeration can also help many millions to receive adequate nutrition, by reducing losses of foodstuffs.

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Pages: ICR07-PL-3


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  • Original title: Refrigeration and food safety.
  • Record ID : 2008-0707
  • Languages: English
  • Source: ICR 2007. Refrigeration Creates the Future. Proceedings of the 22nd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration.
  • Publication date: 2007/08/21


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