Australia’s $3.8b cold-chain food waste

Failures in the cold food chain cost the Australian economy nearly $4 billion worth of wasted food at farm gate values, says a new government- and industry-sponsored study. The study was carried out by the Melbourne-based Expert Group for the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and Refrigerants Australia. This is the first time […]


Role of refrigeration in worldwide nutrition

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has published their sixth Informatory Note on Refrigeration and Food: The Role of Refrigeration in Worldwide Nutrition. It is an update of previous versions published by the IIR in November 1996 and June 2009. The Informatory Note draws on the latest facts and figures from reputable organisations such as […]

Events and conferences

Refcold India 2019 extends invitation

Refcold India 2019 is an international exhibition and conference on cold chain, industrial refrigeration and reefer transportation. Organised by the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), it is slated to take place in Hyderabad, India, over November 21–23. “ISHRAE is organising a world-class exhibition-cum-conference, with a focus on refrigeration and cold […]


So how do you define refrigeration?!

A group of experts from the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have been working together to establish common definitions of five words that characterise the refrigeration sector. After more than a year of discussions, the organisations came to the agreement on the following […]