The SuperCool Group is a foundation member of the Australian food cold chain council (AFCCC), Australia's first advocacy group to improve compliance and standards in the handling of food at all levels of the cold chain.
Comprising major players in manufacturing, food transport, refrigeration and cold chain services, the inaugural meeting of the group also appointed SuperCool Managing Director Mark Mitchell as chairman of the board of directors.
Against a mounting background of community pressure about the costs and environmental damage of food wastage, this new Council sees itself as an important part of the solution, encouraging innovation, compliance, waste reduction and safety across the Australian food cold chain.
Mark Mitchell, a leading cold chain service provider with a cold chain research and validation facility in Queensland said, 'The new Council is not about promoting an industry – we want to change the industry for the better.'
'One of our priorities will be to apply whatever pressure is needed in industry and in government to make sure the existing Australian standards for cold chain food handling are properly followed,' he added.
...and below, the industry leaders who attended the inaugural session of the AFCCC in Queensland.
Leaders of the cold chain industry assemble for the formation of the Australian Food Cold Chain Council on 7 August 2017
They are (l to r) Mark Padwick, Managing Director Sanden International (Australia) Pty Ltd; Kyle Hawker, Transport Manager Simplot Australia; Kelly Geddes, Marketing Manager Carrier Transicold Australia; Kevin Manfield, General Manager Products & Markets MaxiTRANS Australia Pty Ltd; Jon Mitchell, General Manager SuperCool Asia Pacific Pty Ltd; Mark Mitchell, Managing Director SuperCool Asia Pacific Pty Ltd; Adam Wade, National Transport Leader Lion; Stephen Elford, General Manager Australia New Zealand Carrier Transicold; Brett Fraser, Managing Director-Asia A-Gas International; Peter Lawrence, Technical Director ANZ Thermo King; Greg Picker, Executive Director Refrigerants Australia; Stuart Kirkwood, Business Leader ANZ Region Ingersol Rand.