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  • Trends

    - World: China and Denmark are the world's major reefer container manufacturers, and the refrigerating equipment used in China is generally US technology produced under licence in China . In 2002, over 80% of all reefer containers produced...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Tyson agrees to pay fine to settle EPA case

    In June, the Environmental Protection Agency filed a claim against Tyson Prepared Foods for not filing a timely and complete plan for managing the regulated toxic substance anhydrous ammonia, which was used as a refrigerant at their...

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • China

    China has scheduled to implement a Food Safety Law in 2006. A draft law has been prepared that covers general provisions, testing and analysis of food safety risks, production and operation of food, import of food, prevention and control of food...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Briefs: Financial benefits of frozen food highlighted

    A study commissioned by the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) and conducted by the Manchester Food Research Centre concluded that it was more cost-effective for foodservice establishments to buy prepared frozen alternatives, rather than to...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Brief: UK rise in ready-steady meals

    The UK market for chilled, ready-made meals has grown from an estimated GBP 173 M in 1988 to over GBP 1750 M in 2005 and is continuing to evolve showing that these perishable prepared foods stored at refrigeration temperatures at or below 8°C are...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Transition from HFCs in Europe: European retailers are optimistic

    A survey examines how European retailers are navigating away from HFCs towards lower global warming alternatives.

    • Publication date : 2017/11/22
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • Quick frozen dumplings (jiaozi) production

    Quick frozen dumplings play an important part in quick frozen food, is the largest class in quick frozen food production.

    • Publication date : 2016/12/14
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Refrigeration and COVID-19: list of resources

    List of resources (guides, recommendations, information) regularly updated concerning the COVID-19 and the refrigeration sector.

    • Publication date : 2020/05/26
  • UK: Chilled foods are not so wasteful

    The UK Chilled Foods Association (CFA) has responded to criticism that the manufacture and sale of chilled prepared foods is “incredibly wasteful” compared with frozen and ambient foods. CFA emphasizes that just-in-time ingredient sourcing...

    • Publication date : 2011/12/15
  • Temperature control and sustainability, the challenges of 3D meat printing

    Temperature control is a key factor that still limits the application of 3D printing in the meat industry, according to recent scientific publications. 

    • Publication date : 2023/01/26
    • Subjects: Technology
  • 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: Figures, economy, General information
  • The importance of the Australian refrigeration and air-conditioning sector

    Around 173,000 people (1.5% of the Australian workforce) are employed in over 20,000 businesses operating in the Australian RAC industry.

    • Publication date : 2013/12/06
  • Cryoconcentration for improved flavour

    Cryoconcentration is a relatively new food technology which consists in transforming milk, fruit or vegetable juices into a sorbet, before removing water ice crystals in order to obtain a highly flavoured concentrate.

    • Publication date : 2011/12/08
  • US to ban high-GWP refrigerants

    A rule proposal by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides that all high-GWP HFCs, including R134a, R404A and R410A, will be banned in most new refrigeration equipment...

    • Publication date : 2023/01/26
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • The climate impact of the refrigeration sector in Australia

    According to a recent report, the refrigeration sector accounts for 24% of Australia’s electricity consumption and 11.5% of CO2 emissions. This report also identifies the main causes of direct and...

    • Publication date : 2021/05/31
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/11/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • 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 : 2023/06/30
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • 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…)
  • 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)