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Hanson Logistics Announces Promotion of Ken Whah to President and CEO

St. Joseph, MI – December 13, 2018 – The Board of Directors of Hanson Logistics has announced the promotion of Ken Whah to President and CEO, effective immediately. Whah has held the position of COO since joining the company in October 2017.   In addition, Jim Reits, who held the position of interim President and CEO for the previous six months, has been elected to the Board of...

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Importance of Improving Food Loss Assessment Methodologies

Dr. Lisa Kitinoja, technical advisor for the Global Cold Chain Alliance, recently published two articles in the “Journal of Postharvest Technology” with the support of Amanda Brondy, Director of International Projects at GCCA, and Vijay Yadav Tokala, member on the Board of Directors for The Postharvest Education Foundation. The articles highlight the importance of having standardized measuring...

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GCCA Work in Ontario Sparks Progress with TSSA Regulatory Requirements

Twenty-seven people attended a Cold Chain Connection on December 7, 2018 in Toronto, which featured a roundtable discussion on the burdens of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) operating engineer requirement. GCCA has been working alongside members in the region including Eben James, President & CEO of Trenton Cold Storage, for the last two and a half years to create a new...

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Maximize Your Membership: Handling Facility Emergencies with Lockton’s Business Continuity Plan

Developed by Lockton Companies, the official Insurance Service Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, the Business Continuity Plan Template assists members in handling emergencies that may occur at their facilities. An emergency occurrence can affect customers, assets, and employees and it is crucial to have a plan in place in case something is to happen. The goal of the Business Continuity...

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Addressing Industry Challenges through Automation

Cold storage facilities are turning to automation to address industry wide challenges such as the labor shortage, shrinking profit margins, and an increased focus of sustainability. Automated storage and retrieval systems move and store product throughout the warehouse, relying on only a few employees to direct the equipment using software. Different levels of automation exist in temperature-...

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Introducing the Controlled Environment Building Association

In an effort to better align with a changing industry and the expanding expertise of its members, the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) has transitioned to a new name - the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA). Members of the 40-year-old Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) core partner unanimously voted to approve the new name during the annual CEBA...

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FSIS – Public Health Information System (PHIS), Automated Export – Phase 2

The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is preparing for the phase 2 implementation of the export re-inspections and export certifications through PHIS on March 4, 2019. FSIS will be adding the listed countries to the PHIS system effective on March 4, 2019. An industry test environment has been established by FSIS and will be available January 7 – February 15, 2019. The process will follow the...

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Hanson Logistics Achieves SQF Certification

December 5, 2018 St. Joseph, Michigan - Hanson Logistics is pleased to announce the company has been awarded the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification, Edition 8, by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a globally trusted, recognized, and accepted food safety and quality program. The certification was awarded to the company’s Hartford, Michigan temperature-controlled...

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2018 GCCA Latin American Congress

Members can access presentations from all past association events. In case you were unable to attend or would like to review a session, we’ve posted presentations from the 2018 GCCA Latin American Congress below. You will need Adobe Reader and to be logged in as a member to view these presentations.   What: 2018 GCCA Latin American Congress  ...

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