At this time last year, those working along the cold chain were collectively trying to figure out how to navigate daily—sometimes hourly—changes and disruptions to business in the middle of a pandemic. Today, as the pandemic wanes in the U.S., a new set of challenges exist, but the industry is better prepared and positioned to overcome many of those obstacles.
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) announced today the addition of Elissa McLerran Gilliam as Senior Director of Public Policy. AFFI advocates on behalf of the $65.1 billion frozen food industry before legislative and regulatory entities, elevates the attributes of frozen foods and drives solutions for innovation by providing opportunities for industry leaders to convene.
Nominations are now open for Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ 9th Annual Best New Retail Products Contest. Due to the popularity of last year’s competition with a record number of votes, we’ve split the contest into two this year: frozen foods in April, and refrigerated foods in August.
Nearly one year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, a new report finds frozen foods were among the fastest growing categories in the grocery store, with clear signs that Americans’ fondness for frozen will continue to grow.
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) elected new officers and directors to its Board of Directors during its recent Annual Membership Meeting. The newly-elected AFFI officers are: Julia Sabin of The J.M. Smucker Co. as chair; John Tentomas of Nature’s Touch as vice chair; and Meghan Swan of J.R. Simplot Company as immediate past chair.
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) today commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for releasing the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) that outline science-based recommendations designed to foster healthy dietary patterns for Americans of all ages, which can be achieved with frozen foods.
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) elected its Association Officers and Members of the Board of Directors for 2020-2021 at its Annual Board of Directors meeting held virtually.
The Frozen Food Foundation, in conjunction with the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), presented Dr. Claire Zoellner, Food Safety Scientist at iFoodDecisionSciences, Inc., with the eleventh annual Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award during IAFP’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting today. Dr. Zoellner’s innovative research helped advance the safety of frozen foods by addressing the risk of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination through the development of an agent-based computer model (EnABLe) that demonstrates how Lm can be introduced into and transferred around a frozen food facility.
On our latest From the Cold Corner Podcast, I discuss the state of frozen foods and COVID-19’s effect on the entire industry with Alison Bodor, president and CEO of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI).