Prepared Food > Distribution and storage

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.

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.

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?

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.       

Sodexo's global transformation is starting in Australia

18 April, 2017

Access to accurate and granular data is enabling services giant Sodexo to share millions of dollars of efficiency gains with its clients.

Delivery-only kitchens are coming

11 April, 2017

Deliveroo is launching a platform that will provide restaurant partners with the infrastructure — including bespoke kitchens, local marketing support and fleets of riders — that allows them to launch delivery-only menus catered to local tastes.

Vending machine time delays promote healthier food choices

06 April, 2017

Delaying access to tempting, high-calorie foods and snacks in vending machines can potentially shift people's choices to purchase less desired but healthier snack options.

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