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Cold Chain Management

Cold chain management is the control and maintenance of storage temperatures to prevent product deterioration and bacteria growth, as well as to prolong shelf-life; it is the management of the real-time series of events that occur from seed to fork.

The cold chain combines all of the links between transport and storage

  • From harvest point to transportation (refrigerated trucks)
  • Transportation to production or shipping facilities
  • Production/shipping facilities to distribution warehouses
  • Distribution warehouses to foodservice operators' coolers
  • Storage inside foodservice operators' coolers until time of plating
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