If you frequent trendy restaurants or shop at your local food co-op, you know that the emphasis on fresh and local ingredients has never been more intense.
Managers are playing catch-up as the global cold chain grows rapidly
The cold-chain in the context of our food supply is mainly about controlling the life inside and around food. In the case of post-mortem food products like meats and fish, these are cooled to much below freezing temperatures so that the bacteria living on the surface, which normally would decompose the inert flesh, are kept in abeyance.
Food has one end-user, to be consumed… food loss or waste occurs when food is not consumed