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From factory to kitchen : innovations in the cold chain !

Every year 360 million tons of food are wasted worldwide due to poor temperature management. Indeed, 60% of the food we consume requires some form of refrigeration. The cold plays an essential role in preserving the safety of our food products while maintaining their taste. Non-compliance with temperature regulations is a major public health issue. It can cause potentially severe food poisoning, and also presents challenges relating to energy consumption and the environment: 8% of global energy consumption relates to food refrigeration; while 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions are due to cold production.

In response to a European call for projects, 26 partners (13 manufacturing companies, 11 research institutions and 2 NGOs) teamed up to work on the Frisbee project, coordinated by Irstea.

After 4 years of research, the project partners invite you to discover their results and breakthrough innovations in improving and maximizing refrigeration processes during a day of demonstrations in English on Friday 29 August 2014 from 9.00 to 18.00 at the Irstea Antony centre (Hauts-de-Seine).

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