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Stronger Together: The Americold Operating System

Posted by Angie Hansen on Aug 28, 2020 11:04:42 AM

Consistency. It’s a familiar key deliverable for food producers and food retailers that builds a strong foundation for brand loyalty. In the service industry, executing consistency looks different; drivers like safety and supply chain remain crucial, but elements like innovation and process optimization emerge as important factors.

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Topics: Food Safety, Warehouse Safety, Transportation, Environment, Energy, Internet of Things, Visibility in Supply Chain, Frozen produce, Automation, IoT, Sustainablity, Continuous improvement, cold storage, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, food security, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain, AOS

Resiliency in the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain

Posted by Angie Hansen on May 26, 2020 3:45:04 PM

Food is not only a necessity, it’s a comfort. Having a good day? Grab some ice cream! Having a bad day? Make it a double scoop. But have you ever stopped to think about how your food goes from manufacturer to table?

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Topics: Food Safety, Visibility in Supply Chain, Frozen produce, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, food security, COVID-19, supply chain, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain

Foodborne germs and illness: challenges in food safety

Posted by Danyella Davis on Feb 20, 2018 1:30:00 PM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food each year. From farm to table, food contamination can happen at any point during the process and understanding the role temperature plays in keeping food safe is critically important.

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Topics: Food Safety, Sustainablity, Food Safety Modernization Act

Close to a Port, or Close to a Producer?  What to Consider When Looking for the Best Location for a Cold Storage Partner

Posted by Ben Medearis on Apr 7, 2017 9:53:20 AM

As the poultry industry continues to diversify – from the consumer shift towards ready meals and meal kits, and exports to emerging global markets - the demand for blast-freeze capabilities and to store poultry is on the rise.  The Farmers’ Organization Authority (FOA) projects the global demand for poultry to grow 24-percent in the next 10 years, so the proper poultry cold-chain infrastructure at home is a priority.

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Topics: Food Safety, Transportation, Poultry

Top 10 Safety Tips

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 1:57:52 PM

Working in Extreme Temperature Environments is Hazardous, and Accidents can Happen Very Quickly

In an excerpt from GCCA's Top 10 Employee Safety Tips, Americold's Rick Stevens offers his advice on workplace safety.

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Topics: Food Safety, Warehouse Safety

Are you ready for FSMA?

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 12:56:19 PM

FSMA Provides All Cold Chain Participants a More Definitive Raodmap to Improve the Safety of Our Food Supply

The Food Safety Modernization Act will have a sweeping, extensive impact for temperature-controlled supply chain providers.  Read commentary from Billy Adams of Americold, in an excerpt from an article posted in Food Logistics Magazine.

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Topics: Food Safety, Food Safety Modernization Act