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  • Is super-cooling better than chilling for seafood products?

    Super-cooled storage is a novel technique that better preserves the texture and freshness of fish and extends shelf life compared to chilling. 

    • Publication date : 2024/02/29
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Low temperature transport and storage solutions for COVID-19 vaccines

    Presentation of two options suitable for mRNA vaccines: one using a traditional refrigerated container adapted to storage at -35°C extending the shelf life of dry ice by 2.5 times, the other based on PCM...

    • Publication date : 2022/01/28
  • Pilot project for the export of fresh vegetables by sea from Australia

    Australia’s vegetable exporters are testing modified atmosphere and controlled atmosphere packaging to increase the shelf-life of fresh produce during sea freight.

    • Publication date : 2021/10/22
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Keeping fruit and vegetable fresh longer without a fridge

    The Wakati stores increases the short-term storage time for fruit and vegetable without refrigeration

    • Publication date : 2015/05/22
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Briefs: Superchilling keeps fish fresh longer

    Scientists at the Norwegian Institute of Technology SINTEF have found that the superchilling of fish or meat between -1 to -3°C combines the extended life of freezing while retaining the fresh taste that chilling provides; it also reduces storage...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Briefs: TimeTemp

    The Norwegian manufacturer TimeTemp has developed an innovative, small self-adhesive label attached to food products. The company says its innovative shelf life indicator is able to precisely measure the freshness of food items as they pass...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Ice storage

    Ice storage is not only beneficial in economic terms, it is also energy-saving, noise-free and helps extend the life of the systems. It consists in keeping a certain amount of ice, as a way of storing "cold", in order to use it later. It was...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Green light for VIP project

    The EU's sustainable development project aiming to reduce energy consumption has led to the recently concluded Vacuum Insulating Panels (VIP) project, initiated in 2001. According to the designers, these panels provide 5-7 times more insulating...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Monitoring of temperatures

    The Commission Regulation (EC) No 37/2005 of 12 January 2005 on the monitoring of temperatures in the means of transport, warehousing and storage of quick-frozen foodstuffs intended for human consumption was published on January 13, 2005 in the...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • PCMs and ice slurries: Broccoli preservation with ice slurry

    Preserving the quality of extremely perishable vegetables such as broccoli is dependent on rapid and thorough cooling immediately after harvest and maintaining at a low temperature during storage or processing. The lower the storage temperature...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Alternative Cooling Technologies conference, London, 1st February 2005

    This conference, which was co-sponsored by the UK Institute of Refrigeration and organised commercially by RAC magazine, was well attended with about 140 people present. It was arranged in five sessions. In the first session, speakers from UK...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Ultracold polar molecules

    Scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder), have applied their expertise in ultracold atoms and lasers to produce the first high-density...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/22
  • Vending machine dispenses fresh foods via RFID

    The startup PantryLabs has created refrigerated kiosks which can identify sandwiches and other perishable products stored within, and can track sales and inventory levels.

    • Publication date : 2014/09/24
  • Fish packaging with built-in nose

    PhD candidate Jenneke Heising is working on packaging with a built-in nose that tells your smartphone how fresh fish is before you buy it.

    • Publication date : 2013/12/27
  • Rapid low-temperature process adds weeks to milk's shelf life

    A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of milk, according to a Purdue University study.

    • Publication date : 2016/09/06