Chilled statistics for the solstice

Seasonal Statistics from CFA

As the countdown to the end of 2011 begins CFA marks the turning of the year with a quick look back, in numbers:

One Association representing:

19 Members with 100 Sites making 8,000 different chilled prepared foods, employing 45,000people, supplying the UK’s >£9.1bn market, with 101% market growth from 1999-2010.

And as it grows the sector continues to improve its sustainability:

22.3% reduction in sector’s energy intensity 2010 vs 1999
24.2% reduction in water use/tonne food 2010 vs 2008
42.6% reduction in food waste/tonne 2010 vs 2008
84% of food waste diverted from landfill in 2010

This year saw CFA reaching out to the next generation of chilled food professionals with

students sponsored by CFA at Nottingham University Food Science Summer School (will be increased to 10 in 2012)
Design & Technology Association (D&TA) teacher trainers engaged and training
20 CFA STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) Ambassadors signed up so far
24 free NPD/taste/hygiene lesson plans developed – 12 for teachers12 for CFA members
500 Glo-germ hand wash training kits donated to schools & members (250 more ordered)
>1,800 referrals to CFA’s teacher lesson plans from the TES website
6,000+ teachers, education experts and organisations reading about Chilled Education in D&TA publications
8,000 chilled careers leaflets distributed to teachers & members (10,000 more ready for 2012)
10,000 CFA LCD fridge thermometers distributed to schools & members (20,000 more for 2012)

We’ve even more chilled bites!