Our final issue of the year is not to be missed.

As the compliance date for the FSMA Traceability Rule creeps closer, experts say food manufacturers and processors should start preparing now for 2026. Learn more about FSMA compliance and what lies ahead for refrigerated and frozen food safety in our cover story.

This issue also wraps up our “Hot City” series, which profiled over a dozen cold storage markets around the U.S. As we transition to a new year, R&FF will continue to cover the public refrigerated warehouse and cold storage market, from new developments to logistical advancements helping move foods through the cold chain in an efficient and safe way. I invite you to check out the Cold Storage topic on our website, particularly our special series, Farm to Frozen by Marty Khait.

The final eMagazine issue of 2023 features a look at some of the innovative messaging and marketing around refrigerated and frozen foods. From free pizzas with the purchase of a new freezer to promoting eggs through farmer-focused dating sites, the marketing, messaging and branding around refrigerated and frozen foods is as creative as ever. 

As 2023 ends, I would be remiss if I did not thank the manufacturers, processors, logistics professionals, equipment suppliers, technology providers and anyone who spoke with R&FF this year. It is only by learning from the best in food and beverage that R&FF can serve the industry.

Later this month, RFFmag.com will be highlighting some of the top articles on our website this year, as well as our most-streamed and downloaded podcasts. If you have not checked out From the Cold Corner, I encourage you to listen to an episode. Sign up for our redesigned What’s Hot in Cold e-newsletter and never miss a top headline and follow us on social media. I encourage you to stay engaged with R&FF in the coming year and let us know how we can better serve you in 2024.