Sealand’s smart containers, called "Captain Peter", optimize remote container management. Shippers receive status updates and alerts if the reefer container’s condition deviates from the required settings, like temperature, humidity, CO2 levels and the power status of the container, through sensors in the container. This advanced technology solution helps ensure perishable products arrive at their destination in optimal condition to maximize market value and shelf life.
A new look for a kitchen classic from the refrigerated section: SÜDPACK is launching two innovative packaging concepts for minced meat that do without bottom trays. What is more, the two concepts are mono-material packaging solutions based on polypropylene (PP). They stand out for their excellent recyclability and significantly lower material consumption compared to standard packaging, which makes these solutions especially resource-saving, while also scoring in terms of sustainability at the point of sale.
Varcode, the maker of patented digital, time and temperature sensitive supply chain solutions, announced today it closed its most recent round of funding with a syndicate of investors. The infusion of capital gives Varcode the ability to expand and fully commercialize its solution amidst growing demand and additional use cases.
Shipments up 26% in Q1, mostly to Asia; market share now at 42 percent.
June 4, 2020
Amid a devastating pandemic that’s crippling economies worldwide, here’s a Port of Oakland (Port) bright spot: meat exports to Asia. the Port said today its meat exports jumped 26% in the first quarter of 2020 over Q1 2019. The Port said it now controls 42% of the market for meat exports leaving U.S. West Coast ports. Its nearest competitor, the Port of Long Beach, has 31% of the market.
Del Monte Fresh Produce launched its new ‘Can Do Done Daily’ campaign, which aims to highlight its dedicated workforce, who have been going above and beyond during these trying times. The new campaign, which features stories from Del Monte Fresh Produce employees in all sectors, from warehouse operations to merchandising and more, showcases the exemplary work Del Monte Fresh Produce’s staff has remained committed to executing throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, despite the challenges they have faced.
Almark Foods has appointed Rick Anderson as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Anderson, most recently the CEO of Gold Coast Bakeries, brings more than 20 years of experience in the food manufacturing industry of branded, private label, and co-packed retail products. Anderson will lead Almark Foods in its next stage of growth and will focus on continually leveraging the company’s state-of-the-art plant in Yuma, Arizona, while also expanding the manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and Tennessee. Additional responsibilities include developing customer relationships, building a high-performance organization, and growing the already strong hard-boiled egg and deviled egg businesses.
South African-based product debuts in the California market, with plans to expand nationwide.
June 3, 2020
Frost Popsicles, a premium line of four alcoholic “poptails” (6-7% ABV) and three non-alcoholic “paletas” have made their way to the U.S., with the help of independent distributor BevStrat LLC, just in time for summer. Originally hailing from South Africa, these guilt-free frozen indulgences are made with all-natural ingredients, using recyclable packaging and created with production methods that generate minimal waste.
Providing essential support to the growing needs of refrigerated transporters serving the food distribution and agricultural industries in California’s Inland Empire region, Carrier Transicold of Southern California (CTSC) has opened a new 42,000-square-foot service facility. The modern 12-bay facility is the largest of CTSC’s three locations in Southern California. Situated on a 6.5-acre parcel located at 2610 Rubidoux Blvd., Jurupa Valley, near the confluence of I-215 and California highways 60 and 91, the new CTSC location provides convenient access to trucking fleets and owner-operators throughout the busy transit corridor.
The purpose of the spiral freezer is to quickly decrease product temperature prior to transporting or placing in storage. Product travels through the spiral freezer on a belt, with the time spent in the freezing process controlled by the belt speed. The enclosed area of the spiral freezer, or box, is maintained at a target temperature, with evaporator fans operating at a defined speed to maintain air flow across product while the evaporator coils remove heat from the space.
Unlike many other vegan options, AYO Almondmilk Yogurt not only boasts what it doesn’t have, like dairy, cholesterol or anything artificial, it is filled with heart healthy nutrition. AYO is high in fiber and low in saturated fat. Each creamy, probiotic-rich cup features less added sugar than most dairy or plant-based yogurts and only 150-160 calories.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.