Prepared Food > Distribution and storage

Wine discovered in 4000 BC pottery

30 August, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Researchers have discovered the oldest evidence of wine dating back to 4000 BC, according to a study.


Amazon to sell ready meals with a 12-month shelf life and no need for refrigeration

14 August, 2017

Muscling further into the grocery and ready meals markets, it is being reported that Amazon will be using new technology to create ready meals that have a shelf life of 12 months and do not need to be refrigerated. The logistics savings alone will be huge. Not only that, the meals are nutritious, taste good, require minimal processing and have clean labels.


Why ordering food online for the office is the future

31 July, 2017

The boom of food home delivery services is spreading to the corporate world, and canny caterers can cash in.


Feeding the troops at Australia's Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations

18 July, 2017 by Nisha Harris, Australian Antarctic Division

More than 150,000 meals are served each year to personnel working at Australia's Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations. Here is a quick peek at their once-a-year shopping list.


Guideline-compliant monitoring of temperature and humidity in cool rooms

12 July, 2017

Proof of cold chain compliance is part of the HACCP plans for many larger-scale ready meal manufacturers, but the days of popping into the cool room with a thermometer and a piece of paper are well and truly over.


How corner stores can cash in on the ready meal phenomenon

11 July, 2017

Women and millennials in particular are demanding nutritious, portable and affordable menu items available at any hour of the day or night.


Refrigerated Transport Hire mobile kitchen trailers

07 July, 2017

Refrigerated Transport Hire supplies mobile trailer kitchens for any sized event. The kitchens are available for a minimum two-day hire through to longer-term (multi-year) if required.


Plate 4 Plate initiative gives 15 million meals to those in need

28 June, 2017

For every burrito or bowl purchased at a Zambrero restaurant, a meal is donated to someone in need. So far over 15 million meals have been donated through the Plate 4 Plate initiative.


Will Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods impact ready meal manufacturers and distributors?

20 June, 2017 by Janette Woodhouse

Amazon's purchase of the Whole Foods grocery chain is sending shivers up the spines of the Australian food and grocery market. But should it? Will it impact the ready meals market in Australia?


Nifty way to save fuel for refrigerated delivery trucks

20 June, 2017

A new technology captures waste energy from refrigerated food delivery trucks as they slow down and then uses it to power secondary systems, such as air conditioning or refrigeration units, when the vehicles are stopped and idling.


Home delivery meal kits — source of good food or food poisoning?

16 May, 2017

An investigation into the coldchain, packaging and labelling integrity of ready-to-cook dinner packages showed some pretty dodgy results.


Who drinks the most?

15 May, 2017

Is it the Germans, the Irish or the Danish who are the largest drinkers in Europe? Actually, it's the rich.


Cooperating food trucks

10 May, 2017

Food trucks are the fastest-growing sector in the restaurant industry, generating approximately $850 million in revenue in 2015 in the US.


Would you like some C. difficile with your lunch?

10 May, 2017

Should be we be worried by our food? Yes! Food has been suggested as a potential source for the transmission of C. difficile.


Salad bars in schools — only a great idea if the kids eat the salad

03 May, 2017

The US Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative has resulted in around 4800 public schools around the country installing salad bars — but not all the students are rushing to eat the salads.       


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