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RWTA turning up the temperature

The RWTA invites the broader industry to join it in pushing for increased frozen storage temperatures across the cold chain. Image: Adobe Stock/Anukool Manoton.

The Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association invites the broader industry to join it in pushing for increased frozen storage temperatures across the cold chain.

The RWTA supports the progression of the international discussion around the storage of frozen food at -15oC, instead of the industry standard -18oC.

By implementing this simple action, raising the temperature by three degrees Celsius can reduce freezer energy consumption by 10 to 11 per cent without any noticeable impact on product safety, texture, taste, or nutritional value.

The twelve-month results of this landmark study show the change of temperature at which we store frozen food leads to significant carbon emission reductions and cost savings.

There has been a twelve-month pilot study, conducted by Campden BRI, revealing a three degrees Celsius increase in frozen food storage temperatures could reduce freezer energy consumption by more than 10 per cent with no need to reformulate products.

The RWTA invites the broader industry to join it in pushing for increased frozen storage temperatures across the cold chain. 

https://www.nomadfoods.com/news/landmark-study-from-nomad-foods-confirms-potential-to-increase-freezer-temperatures-and-reduce-carbon-emissions/

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