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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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About the Dietary Habits and Behaviour of Australians

March 17, 2022

Knowing and understanding the dietary habits and behaviour of your target customers can give you a competitive advantage because you can align your products and marketing accordingly. It’s also a great way for your customers to form favourable and meaningful associations with your business and brand. For example, if your marketing emphasises eating together and having fun (whether with...

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What are the Growth Opportunities in the Food Industry?

February 21, 2022

Smart entrepreneurs always keep up to date with growth opportunities and trends in the food industry. This way, their businesses can stay profitable and they can better align their operations according to what’s happening in the marketplace. Growth opportunities in the food industry One example of such a trend is the food takeaway service, which has been accelerated recently...

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How Does Refrigeration Prevent Food Spoilage

January 16, 2022

Refrigeration and low temperatures slow down microbial and enzymatic activity. This happens because most species of bacteria and other microorganisms only thrive within an optimal temperature range. Outside of that “comfortable” temperature range, microbes cannot grow and reproduce as well as they could be. Human health and food spoilage Each year, it’s estimated that more than 4 million Australians...

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