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The World Health Organisation estimates that as many as one in ten people globally fall sick each year after eating contaminated food. Image credit: Girl With Red Hat | Unsplash

Food industry grapples with supply chain woes

Supply chain woes continue to wreak havoc on the food industry, raising concerns over food quality and safety, and placing newfound emphasis on traceability systems. Both retailers and food manufacturers are struggling with the ripple effects of the ongoing lockdown in Shanghai, trade disruptions in the Black Sea region, fuel price shocks, and widespread port congestion and freight delays.Read More »Food industry grapples with supply chain woes

PTC sensors are often embedded in both ends of the motor winding in each phase in order to sense all the potential hot spots. Image credit: Cooling Post

ASERCOM issues warning over PTC ban

ASERCOM has warned of “severe consequences” for heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning if exemptions to the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment are removed. According to ASERCOM, the European association of refrigeration component manufacturers, proposed changes to the RoHS exemptions to Directive 2011/65/EU would impede the use of PTCs as temperature sensors for motor protection in compressors.Read More »ASERCOM issues warning over PTC ban

Stopping waste through temperature deviations in transport is vital. image credit: Creative Commons

Envirotainer is driving the shift towards a more sustainable pharmaceutical cold chain

Envirotainer, the global market leader in secure cold chain solutions for air transportation of pharmaceuticals, published its Sustainability Report 2021. It illustrates that the company is driving innovation towards lower emissions, invests in R&D to create a more sustainable cold chain, and that collaboration is the way towards a more sustainable industry.Read More »Envirotainer is driving the shift towards a more sustainable pharmaceutical cold chain

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EU Seminar on Agri-food Standards to explore how business can benefit from choosing safe EU food products

South Africans continue to gain greater access to the diverse range of European food and beverage products since the EU-South Africa Economic Partnership Agreement (SADC – EPA) was signed in June 2016. The European Union is therefore undertaking promotional efforts to help more businesses leverage the quality, safety, authenticity and sustainability of European products in order to win loyal customers in South Africa.Read More »EU Seminar on Agri-food Standards to explore how business can benefit from choosing safe EU food products

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Cooling keeps food fresh: global campaign for World Refrigeration Day

To celebrate World Refrigeration Day on 26 June, United Nations Environment Program OzonAction, Chefs4thePlanet, and Global Food Cold Chain Council are partnering to explain cooling’s essential role in protecting human health and the planet. The Cooling Keeps Food Fresh campaign will describe why cooling is necessary for food safety and how it supports nutritious diets that sustain our health, help reduce food loss and waste, and protect the environment.Read More »Cooling keeps food fresh: global campaign for World Refrigeration Day

IIAR

Upcoming IIAR webinar: Operating procedures for ammonia refrigeration systems

In facilities with ammonia refrigeration systems, both OSHA and EPA require employers to develop and implement written operating procedures. These procedures must be consistent with current process safety information and provide clear instructions for safely conducting activities involved in each covered process.Read More »Upcoming IIAR webinar: Operating procedures for ammonia refrigeration systems

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Safe, simple and sustainable systems for supermarkets and small grocers

Today’s supermarkets and small grocers face many decisions when it comes to managing their refrigeration equipment. Should they retain their existing equipment year after year until a problem arises? Or should they retrofit their equipment to extend its useful life by several years? Maybe the best solution is to overhaul entirely by replacing aging equipment with a new system that can deliver decades of service.Read More »Safe, simple and sustainable systems for supermarkets and small grocers

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Positive exhibitor commitment as Africa’s largest OHS expo returns to Gallagher Convention Centre

The excitement is mounting behind the scenes as the confirmed exhibitors for the continent’s leading occupational health and safety (OHS) show continue with their preparations after a two-year gap. Specialised Exhibitions, the largest trade show organiser in Southern Africa, announced earlier this year that A-OSH Expo was confirmed to go ahead in 2022.Read More »Positive exhibitor commitment as Africa’s largest OHS expo returns to Gallagher Convention Centre