Regular readers of our blog are familiar with the concept of the cold chain. It is something that we take for granted in the West, yet something that is desperately needed in developing countries. As such, a brand-new commission has been formed to look at the future of the cold chain and how it can be utilised to end food waste and worldwide hunger. Its scope will go well beyond things such as retail refrigeration and refrigerated trailer rental.
Imagine you are the owner of a London restaurant planning an important refurbishment project during the slower summer months. You have chosen the summertime because many of the city's residents leave in search of their holiday fun. Slower than normal business means fewer disruptions caused by the refurbishment. At the same time, you still need to keep your food at the right temperature if you plan to continue serving customers during the project. What you need is refrigerated trailers or freezer trailers, as your storage requirements dictate.
As the residents of Vanuatu begin picking up the pieces of their lives following last week's devastating cyclone, reality is starting to set in. Fears of widespread illnesses are now springing up as a result of a lack of food and medical refrigeration across the stricken island nation. Natural disasters such as these demonstrate how vital a role temporary refrigeration plays in disaster recovery.
Should you refrigerate wine once a bottle is opened? This is a question with no easy answers. Just do a cursory internet search and you will find all sorts of opinions running in nearly every direction. Wine can be refrigerated once opened, but the disagreement seems to be over whether it needs to be. You might even be asking the question as a restaurant owner preparing for a summer renovation project.