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CCA’s best practice handling procedure video for perishables

The Cool Chain Association has created a best practice handling procedure video for perishables based on a series of trials tracking perishables exports from farm to table or vase undertaken by the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB).

Current Projects

PPECB Raspberry trial- Perishables Working Group

The CCA has created farm-to-market best handling practice guidelines based on a trial carried out by its member the PPECB for the airfreight export of fresh raspberries.

The trial followed the transport of raspberries from Haygrove Heaven Farm in Cape Town, South Africa, where some 85 percent of raspberries are produced for the export market, to the United Kingdom.

Several factors were assessed including the quality of raspberries on the farm, temperature management throughout the trade lane, handling processes, and a final quality evaluation on arrival at the end destination.

PPECB Flower Trial- Perishables Working Group

A PPECB pilot trial monitoring cut flower exports from South Africa to Europe has highlighted the impact of temperature excursions on vase life.

The trial was conducted in collaboration with Arnelia Farms, a South African wholesale flower nursery and exporter, and tracked Sunshine Conebush flower consignments packed on-farm near Hopefield in the Western Cape province of South Africa and travelling to destinations in the Netherlands and Germany

The Cool Chain Association is working to draft a best practice handling procedure for perishables based on a series of trials tracking perishables exports from farm to table or vase undertaken by the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB).

Challenge Group Label Trial

Members of the Cool Chain Association have completed the first stage of a project to trial a new label for perishables shipments, driven by Challenge Group.

The label trial was undertaken by handlers and warehouse operators to test the benefits of using a new label, including details of both commodity and temperature requirements on packaging for perishables shipments between Belgium and Israel.

Watch the presentation here.

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