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  • Updates on the Chinese cold chain

    Currently, each year China produces over 56 million tons of meat, 8.5 million tons of frozen foods, and over 10 million tons of beverages, and 8 million tons of dairy products and 41.2 million tons of seafood.

    • Publication date : 2012/05/22
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • LED lighting extends the colour shelf life of meat

    Researchers from Kansas State University, USA, claim they have proved that the use of LED lights in refrigerated display cabinets can improve the shelf life of fresh meat.

    • Publication date : 2012/05/09
  • Briefs: First zipper for meat in Europe

    SPIS Grilstad is using re-sealable Zip-Pak packaging for its deli meat products and its market share has risen from 18% to 75%. Zip-pak's re-sealable devices have already been used in the US but are new to Europe. A recent study performed a...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • TTI: new developments

    Time-Temperature Integrators (TTIs) are "intelligent labels" that simulate bacterial development, as a function of time-and-temperature parameters. As soon as a critical threshold is crossed, a change in colour alerts the consumer that the...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Briefs: LMP-102

    LMP-102, a bacteria-eating virus (bacteriophage) was approved as an antimicrobial (against Listeria monocytogenes) food additive in meat and poultry products by the FDA in 2006. The European Food Safety Authority's BIOHAZ Panel has recently...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Briefs: Open units or with glass doors?

    When glass doors are used in refrigeration units, the energy savings are as a rule indicated as being "up to" 40%. Very often these figures are based on experience in a typical climate (25°C and 60% air humidity) with standard opening frequencies...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Chinese cold Chain figures

    China is the largest food-producing and consuming country worldwide. According to China Research Intelligence (SHCRI), there are actually 2000 meat factories in China, producing over 60 million tons annually. Frozen food represents 8.5 million,...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Markets: Frozen Foods - China

    China has a clearly positive foreign trade balance. According to UbiFrance it represented 1.2 billion € in 2004. Imports are mainly centred on sea foods because of foreign companies, in particular from the USA, outsourcing their activity to China...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • China: Food safety improvements underway

    In the 1990s, China emerged as a low-cost exporter of food products such as vegetables, apples, seafood and poultry. But in recent years, China's exports slowed when shipments were rejected for failing to meet stringent standards in Japan, Europe...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Figures: the cold chain in India

    The Indian government is planning to provide financial assistance of up to 75% of the total investment for companies setting up cold chain facilities and is re-examining providing of infrastructure status to cold chain facilities, by making them...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Out of the ordinary: tasting robot

    A state-of-the-art tasting robot may transform quality and safety checks. Papero, a 60-com robot developed by NEC, is fitted with infrared spectroscopic technology and a processor and software. It can identify foods, list their ingredients and...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Brief: Reefer

    Safmarine's improved reefer technology is providing solutions enabling the exporting of perishable produce previously considered as being unsuitable for shipment by sea. Safmarine South Africa was the first company in its network to ship 40-feet...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Invasion of a Body Snatcher

    New research by French scientists has revealed how Listeria monocytogenes can activate the cellular transport machinery that transports viruses and small molecules and proteins and use it to invade cells and hide from the body's immune system....

    • Publication date : 2005/11/23
  • Efficient cooling methods to reduce heat stress in pigs

    Microclimate parameters such as air temperature and humidity are important indicators of animal welfare. Besides, heat stress is more detrimental to productivity in the swine...

    • Publication date : 2020/10/22
  • 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
  • Additive manufacturing of regenerators for caloric cooling

    In many areas of engineering, additive manufacturing allows the production of complex and multifunctional products that could not be manufactured using traditional methods. In the...

    • Last update : 2022/09/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
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    Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2022/10/12
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2022/06/20
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction