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  • Markets: frozen food: Europe

    The top 4 European countries in terms of consumption per capita of quick-frozen foods, excluding poultry, are Sweden (46.9 kg), Ireland, (46.6 kg), the UK (45.5 kg) and Denmark (45.2 kg). According to the Swiss research institute Food for Thought...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • 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
  • Refrigerated transport: truckers’ Delight

    North American truckers are set to upgrade their equipment in line with new regulations and due to strong consumer demands for better food safety. The FDA's hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP) system decrees that shippers and...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • 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
  • Booming cold storage industry in Brazil

    The total capacity of Brazilian public refrigerated warehouses (PRW), which was less than 100,000 m3 in 1970 exceeds 4 million m3. The main reason of this boom is rapid growth of the agribusiness sector. Brazil has the world's largest commercial...

    • Publication date : 2008/07/11
  • Refrigeration education!

    "Eat Smart and Be Smart" is the slogan of the social marketing campaign that was launched in Barbados on July 12, 2005 by the Barbados Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). The aim of the campaign...

    • Publication date : 2005/09/30
  • 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
  • Frozen processed food in China: figures

    Frozen processed food is expected to record current value growth of 7% in 2013, compared with 8% growth in 2012.

    • Publication date : 2014/02/19
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • IIR GL2020 conference: Range of CO2 applications

    Almost half of the presentations at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen conference in Kyoto focused on CO2, in commercial refrigeration systems but also in many other applications. Overview of these...

    • Publication date : 2021/01/26
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Long-distance refrigerated trucking in the US

    According to a market report published by Ibis World international, industry revenue declined at an annual rate of -0.1% to USD 11 billion for the period 2007-2012.

    • Publication date : 2013/12/18
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • The Bristish frozen food market

    The total frozen food market for the 52 weeks ending June 22, 2014 stands at just under 7.3 billion euros and grew year on year by 2.5% in value.

    • Publication date : 2014/09/29
  • PCMs to keep superchilled temperatures in consumer packages

    Consumer packages may be placed at +15 °C for 25-40 min longer thanks to the PCM

    • Publication date : 2014/09/15
  • The global refrigerated sea transportation market

    Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global refrigerated sea transportation market to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 4% during the period 2016-2020.

    • Publication date : 2016/01/18
  • The fast-growing frozen food market

    The global frozen food market, estimated at USD 220 billion, is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.1% over the next 5 years.

    • Publication date : 2019/11/29
  • Liquid crystal technology speeds up foodborne pathogen detection

    Crystal Diagnostics has pioneered liquid-crystal technology that enables smart fast detection of bacteria and other dangerous pathogens such as E. coli in foodstuffs.

    • Publication date : 2012/02/28
  • News from IIR members: Linde

    Linde has launched CRYOLINE XF, a new cryogenic spiral freezer, which uses advanced cross-flow technology to reduce freezing time and improve cryogen efficiency, while reducing overall freezer size.

    • Publication date : 2012/05/11
  • World Bank project in Bangladesh

    The IIR has just signed an agreement with the World Bank to develop a cold chain, as sustainable as possible of course, in Bangladesh, in partnership with British and Bangladeshi universities. 

    • Publication date : 2021/03/29
    • Subjects: Developing country