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The cold chain in New Zealand – A review.

Author(s) : CARSON J. K., EAST A. R.

Type of article: Article, IJR article, Review


Approximately 45% of all exports from New Zealand are food products or by-products, and an estimated 60% of these are exported in the refrigerated state. The leading food sectors in terms of volume and income are in order: the dairy industry, the red meat industry, the horticultural industry and the seafood industry. Due to its geographic isolation, New Zealand food exports form part of some of the longest cold chains in the world. Responsibility for temperature integrity in the cold chain is placed on the processors and exporters and is overseen by the Ministry for Primary Industry of the Government of New Zealand. Currently, the major research theme related to the cold-chain in New Zealand is focussed around optimising chilling and freezing processes for shelf-life extension. Improving energy efficiency in refrigeration processes is also a significant research theme.

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Pages: 185-192


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  • Original title: The cold chain in New Zealand – A review.
  • Record ID : 30023891
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Figures, economy
  • Source: International Journal of Refrigeration - Revue Internationale du Froid - vol. 87
  • Publication date: 2018/03
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2017.09.019


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