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Trends in Food Service Industry 2022

October 13, 2021

For the year 2022 and beyond, expect higher standards on hygiene and food safety. In addition, expect high levels of uncertainty and slow growth to remain. With those trends, it’s then crucial to strive and keep a lean operation to save on costs and stay profitable. Trends in food service industry 2022 Another trend, which has gained a lot...

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How to Ensure Safe Transport of Seafood Products

September 13, 2021

To protect your customers and your business, it’s crucial to ensure proper handling and transport of your seafood products. You have to do all the reasonable measures to prevent or minimise contamination. How to ensure safe transport of seafood products Whether it’s farmed Atlantic salmon, oysters, wild-caught prawns or tuna, farmed Barramundi or other seafood, handling and transport must...

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What Are the Threats to Food Safety?

August 15, 2021

Most of our food came from hundreds or even thousands of kilometres away. During the hours of transport and storage, the chances for food contamination and spoilage increase. Even during food production, processing and preparation, the contaminants might find their way and cause serious foodborne illnesses. What are the threats to food safety? Contamination is the main threat, at...

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How Safe is Food in Australia?

July 11, 2021

It’s estimated that more than 4 million cases of food poisoning happen in Australia each year (results in over 30,000 hospitalisations and 80+ deaths). It’s a serious problem which can severely affect those who are pregnant, older and with compromised immune systems. How safe is food in Australia? If handled and prepared improperly, food can be potentially dangerous. Food...

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How Food Businesses Can Prevent Contamination of Supplies

June 15, 2021

When receiving food products from suppliers, food businesses should always ensure that there’s no contamination. They can do this by asking the suppliers to protect the goods from contamination such as sending them through containers and packages. In addition, the packages and containers (once received) should not show any signs of damage or tampering (aside from contamination, replacement of...

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What Causes Foodborne Illnesses?

May 12, 2021

Bacillus cereus (can be found in rice, pasta and cereals), Campylobacter (e.g. in the gut of livestock), Clostridium perfringens (causes gastroenteritis), Clostridium botulinum (botulism), Hepatitis A virus, Hepatitis E virus, Listeria, Norovirus, pathogenic E. coli, Yersinia, Shigella, seafood toxins and Salmonella are some of the causes of foodborne illnesses. How microbes and toxins get in to our food Contamination...

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Food Safety Hazards Every Food Business Should Be Aware Of

April 13, 2021

We should always protect our food from contamination and keep it hot or cold (depends on the food product). It’s especially the case with food businesses that service dozens or even hundreds of customers each day. A bit of contamination or total spoilage (due to huge temperature changes and exposure) can harm many and permanently ruin the reputation of...

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About Storage and Transport of Chocolate Products

March 16, 2021

Both low and high temperatures (along with high humidity levels) affect the appearance and flavour of chocolate products. As a result, it’s important to maintain tight temperature control during storage and transport. This way, the chocolates (including chocolate-coated products) will arrive and add pleasure in special moments and occasions (including Easter). About storage and transport of chocolate products Ideally,...

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Happy Valentines Day and Easter From Cooltrans Refrigerated Couriers

February 17, 2021

Refrigerated couriers are in high demand right now. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and so is Easter. ‘Tis the season where truckloads of chocolates are shipped around the country from lover to lover, family to friends and friends to family. Department and grocery stores are stocking up already in anticipation of the so-called chocolate season and from...

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Role of Temperature Control in the Wine Industry

February 8, 2021

Temperature fluctuations affect the wine’s quality and integrity. Further, it can affect the reputation of the winemaker, distributor and even the entire nation. It’s especially the case here in Australia where we export 750 million litres of wine each year. As one of the largest wine exporters, we have to be vigilant about the quality and integrity of our...

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