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  • Food cold chain: improving temperature control to reduce loss

    Recent review articles provide an update on technologies to monitor temperature in the food cold chain, in order to avoid food loss during transport and...

    • Publication date : 2022/04/29
    • Subjects: Technology, Figures, economy
  • Reducing post-harvest food losses in sub-Saharan Africa 

    To strengthen the cold chain for fruit and vegetables in sub-Saharan Africa, sustainable measures and the use of precooling are recommended in a review article. 

    • Publication date : 2022/12/15
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • India: increased investment in the cold chain could reduce food losses and cut CO2 emissions.

    Roughly 18% of fruits and vegetables are wasted each year due to the lack of post-harvest storage infrastructure.

    • Publication date : 2017/03/14
  • Food waste top agenda at FAO Near East Conference

    FAO recently announced measures to improve regional food security by cutting food losses and waste during its Regional Conference for the Near East. Some 15% of vegetables and legumes and more than 30% of perishable foods are wasted annually in ....

    • Publication date : 2012/10/12
  • An overview of the current status of the cold chain in China

    A recent review article in the IJR presents the current situation of the various steps of the food cold chain in China, from post-harvest to storage by the final consumer: food losses, refrigerating equipment, refrigerants, policies and regulations.

    • Publication date : 2018/05/17
  • One-third of all food produced is lost or wasted along the food chain

    A 2017 FAO report stresses that about 670 million tons of food is lost or wasted in high-income countries, and 630 million tons in low- and middle-income countries.

    • Publication date : 2017/06/16
  • Figures: China: Cold chain

    China has become the largest food producing and consuming country in the world: both national production and consumption figures account for about 1/4 of the corresponding global figures and the proportion is still rising rapidly. According to...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • US

    The US food industry's preparation to R-22 phase-out was one of the issues addressed at the 27th annual Food Marketing Institute Energy Conference in Phoenix, US, in September 2006. At least 70% of US commercial refrigerating systems still use...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Markets: Impacts of the economic crisis

    It is difficult to assess the exact effects of the recession on the refrigeration sector. However, some predictions or figures are of interest. - In a report dated February 2009, SummitSkills looks at the potential impacts of the recession in the...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Cool ways to chill for cold storage and maintaining an unbroken cold chain

    In an interview for FOOD Magazine, Robbie Davies (Cold Chain Centre) clarifies significant progress relating to the cold chain. Refrigeration technology is an area that has advanced considerably in recent years - particularly in road transport,...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Improving Cold Storage in Pakistan

    The Pakistani government has recently announced that it will provide funds to the national food sector, in order to improve cold storage facilities. The scheme, called ‘Cool Chain and Cold Storage for Horticulture Products' aims at mitigating the...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/24
  • Energy storage thanks to refrigeration

    Electrical energy is notoriously difficult to store, especially on a large scale and this can be particularly problematical when dealing with irregular sources such as wind power for which there can be a great mismatch between energy supply and...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • Towards a sustainable seafood cold chain

    Several FAO (UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation) reports present the figures and challenges of the seafood cold chain.

    • Publication date : 2023/02/06
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Developing country
  • Reducing food waste in European households

    Proper food storage in households is important to reduce food waste in Europe. A survey in Germany found that although consumers have a high awareness of food safety, they lack knowledge in handling advanced...

    • Publication date : 2021/03/11
    • Subjects: General information, Figures, economy
  • China food chain

    Last year, China reported almost 70 billion yuan (USD 8.63 billion) losses in discarded fruit and vegetables. Annual food production is estimated at USD 300 billion but over 20% of food is wasted during transportation due, according to the...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26