Cold Chain Technologies

The technologies that are available to establish a typical cold chain for handling perishable food products from field to market are presented in summary in Table 1, along with their principal applications. These can be considered in each of the three general steps that normally form the chain. Firstly, steps 1 and 2:

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT AROUND A QUARTER OF TOTAL FOOD WASTAGE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES COULD BE ELIMINATED IF THESE COUNTRIES ADOPTED THE SAME LEVEL OF REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT AS THAT IN DEVELOPED ECONOMIES.