Overcoming the Barriers to Cold Chain Acceptance

The concept of maintaining constant temperature is relatively new to emerging countries, creating challenges that excite the industry’s most innovative players.

David Appel Profile

In developed economies we take for granted that fresh, chilled and frozen foods have been properly maintained in a controlled environment from farm-to-fork. For example, the vast majority of bananas sold in the United States are imported from Central and South America in refrigerated containers, a journey that by sea alone typically takes 1-3 weeks. At Carrier Transicold, we work closely with banana growers and shippers to manage and extend the cold chain, so that desired ripeness levels are reached while the fruit is traveling over oceans and roads. 

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