refridgerated transportation, temperature controlled transport



Why is the Cold Chain Important? 

January 26, 2023

The cold chain is important in protecting perishable products throughout the supply chain (from production, processing, transport and distribution). Here, temperature should be strictly regulated to protect products from discolouration, degradation and spoilage.  Why is the cold chain important?  Cold chain is important in maintaining the following:  Product quality  Product safety (safe for consumption or other uses)  Business profitability...

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Safe Transport of Organic Produce 

December 21, 2022

It’s estimated that more than half of Australian households now buy organic food (either frequently or occasionally). Also, consumer demand for organic food is growing at 20 to 30 per cent per year.  In other words, for the coming years there will be more demand for organic produce and food products. In addition, each Australian household that’s already buying...

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Food Industry Trends 2023

November 14, 2022

To help food services and other enterprises that sell food and food products get ready for what’s about to come, it’s good to know some of the trends in the industry (especially when it comes to inflation and consumer preferences). This way, you can better plan ahead and adapt your business to better service your customers.  Price increase of...

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How to Improve Cold Chain Management and Reduce Waste 

October 20, 2022

Food waste in Australia often happens because of poor temperature management, according to a study published by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.  Food and food products can be exposed outside of a safe temperature range during handling, transport and storage. This results in waste worth billions of dollars each year (a conservative estimate is around $3.8 billion). ...

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What is Causing the Supply Chain Issues?

September 19, 2022

Supply chain disruptions affect the availability and pricing of products. This also financially affects producers, processors and distributors. For example, if a product is unavailable and there’s high demand for it, businesses lose out on the revenue.  What is causing the supply chain issues?  It’s a global problem which has been made worse by geopolitics, international conflict, local China...

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What is a Cold Chain? 

August 19, 2022

A cold chain is a supply chain network that involves the handling, transport and distribution of temperature-sensitive products such as perishable foods, vaccines and medicines. Tight temperature control is critical here to safeguard the safety, quality and integrity of those products.  About the cold food chain  In Australia, cold food chain plays a huge role because most food products...

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What to Check When Food and Perishables Delivery Arrives? 

July 29, 2022

To help ensure food safety, once the delivery arrives you should check that the food is still properly covered and packed. You can do this randomly if it’s impossible or extremely difficult to inspect every item. You can also ask the food suppliers if the food products are protected from contamination during transport.  What to check when potentially hazardous...

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Food Safety Controls in Seafood Transport Vehicles

June 30, 2022

About seafood transport vehicles and food handling  First, the vehicles should be specifically designed for safe transport and protection from likely contamination. In addition, the parts of the vehicles that will come into contact with the food products should be easy to access and clean.  When it comes to hygiene and handling, the personnel should always wear clean clothing...

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Ensuring Safe Transport of Fish and Seafood

June 6, 2022

Due to the perishable nature of seafood, it’s essential to ensure tight temperature control during transport (as well as short delivery times whenever practical and possible). This way, we can limit microbiological growth and production of biotoxins as well as maintain the products’ safety and quality.  About the safe transport of fish and seafood  When it comes to tight...

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About the Proper Refrigeration of Meats for Transport

May 2, 2022

Aside from ensuring short transport time, it’s also crucial to ensure proper refrigeration and storage of meats, fish and poultry products. This is to effectively slow down biological and chemical processes that result in the products’ deterioration, spoilage and loss of quality. Ultimately, this is about protecting the consumers’ health. Proper refrigeration of meats, fish and poultry for transport...

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