Special Report: Cold and Fresh

A new initiative could see portable freeze-dry equipment sent directly to Australia’s food producers to process perishable crops.

Nathan Free of Alkira Organics talks about his move away from mainstream production to become Victoria's largest organic producer.

Linley Valley Pork recently sourced two new custom-designed plate freezers in order to increase its throughput and product quality.

Inductive sensors specifically for use in extremely hot and cold temperatures are now in the offing.

Ishida weighing technology has played a role in the growth of specialist salad producer Bryans Salads.

Gas measurement company Bacharach has an instrument for CO2 leak detection in cold storage and machinery rooms.

Frozen food company McCain Foods Australia is preparing to make the shift to robotic, temperature-controlled storage with its upcoming move to a new fully-automated highbay cold storage facility.

Family-owned fresh produce company Perfection Fresh Australia is putting a fresh face foward with its latest rebranding strategy.

Demand for Australian meat in South East Asia will continue to be driven by growth in disposable income.

Consumers are looking for more convenience as well as product freshness in their packaged fruit and vegetables.

Salad processing is evolving thanks to the latest automated weighing and packing solutions.

Consumer demand for healthy and convenient fresh produce is driving the adoption of new packaging solutions.

Cold chain logistics will be the focus of a conference in Hong Kong later this year.

Two industry bodies are pushing to increase the value of Australia's vegetable exports to $315 million by 2020.