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 […]

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Getting Children Skilled in Chilled (12 September 2011)

The predicted skills shortage in the rapidly-expanding chilled food manufacturing industry has prompted the Chilled Food Association (CFA) to take action by tackling the issue at classroom level, with a unique set of resources, developed by teachers and industry specialists. Available online from today (12 September) www.chillededucation.org is a comprehensive set of lesson plans and supporting material for CFA members’ use with children aged 5 to 16. By bringing industry professionals and young inquiring minds together CFA hopes to inform, educate and inspire children in all areas of the dynamic and diverse chilled food sector. The site also carries careers […]

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New Ready to Eat Foods Shelf Life Guidance (22 March 2010)

A free guidance document to help food businesses of all sizes determine the shelf life of ready to eat foods has been published by CFA and the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The Shelf life Of Ready To Eat Food In Relation to L. monocytogenes – Guidance For Food Business Operators (the Shelf Life Guidance) is designed to help businesses from small food outlets to major food manufacturers calculate an accurate time period for people to eat food and minimise the risk of illness. The Guidance is also designed to help firms meet European Union microbiology rules – in particular Regulation (EC) No. […]

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