CCFRA CD looks to clarify frozen food quality benchmarks

Standards and specifications for quick frozen foods with photographic illustrations, have been made available on CD-Rom to help the supply chain agree on product characteristics.

Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association Group (CCFRA) specifications have been used by the food industry for many years as quality benchmarks for frozen fruit and vegetables.

The industry standards, drawn up by manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and relevant trade bodies act as authoritative standards for the frozen sector.

CD-Rom specifications are now available for long grain rice, broad beans, peas, raspberries, whole green bean, cut green beans and sweet corn kernels.

CCFRA hopes the CD-Rom – with its clear illustrations and high-quality images -  will help make these standards more transparent and universally accepted throughout the supply chain.

Characteristics are described, with links in the text allowing images to be viewed in context.

Users can zoom in on specific points of interest and still maintain picture clarity.

CCFRA has also made available a review discussing the factors affecting nutrient levels in fruit and vegetables.

The Nutritional Status of Fruit and Vegetable Crops –Review No 61 covers the impact of variety selection, agronomy, plant breeding, crop treatments and post-harvest storage on optimising and maintaining the nutritional content of fruit and vegetables, legislation and areas for future practical research work.

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