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China to Resume U.S. Poultry Imports

(Bloomberg) -- China lifted its four-year-old ban on U.S. poultry shipments, a small sign of trade-deal progress at a time when agriculture purchases have become a sticking point in negotiations. American exports to the Asian country are projected to top $1 billion annually, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said in a statement....

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GCCA Supports Comments Deadline Extension on Food Safety Law

GCCA joined with several other trade associations to sign a letter supporting a request to the FDA to extend the deadline for the agency’s Request for Comments on the New Era of Smarter Food Safety until December 20, 2019. An excerpts from the letter states, "The agency’s Request for Comments poses a number of important questions spanning a wide variety of topics ranging from technologies to...

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Largest Agricultural Organization in Mexico and GCCA Sign Partnership Agreement

During the GCCA Latin America Cold Chain Congress, held November 4-6 in Mexico City, Jorge Narváez, Vice President of Agrologistics, Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) and Lowell Randel, GCCA Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs signed an agreement solidifying a joint commitment to strengthen the cold chain in Mexico. CNA is the largest agriculture organization in Mexico and just...

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Two Upcoming GCCA Webinars to Focus on Reducing Energy Demand & Cold Store Best Practices

WFLO Institute webinars cover a variety of topics, from the latest industry trends and technologies, to regulatory updates, to a breadth of managerial development tips and tools. On November 20th, step through a Gordon Foods Case Study with Vapor Armour, highlighting how their work with GFS obtained FSMA compliance, and saved nearly 40% in energy costs in the process.   On December 5th...

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Save the Date: 23rd GCCA European Cold Chain Conference

Mark your calendar and make plans to participate in the  23rd GCCA European Cold Chain Conference, taking place 18-20 March 2020 in Rotterdam. Hosted by the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), this event brings together over 120 top temperature-controlled supply chain leaders from cold storage, transportation, logistics, distribution and construction to...


Demand Response Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

During the 2011 Global Cold Chain Alliance Assembly of Committees in July 2011, the IARW Refrigeration & Energy Committee discussed various refrigeration and energy related topics effecting IARW warehouse members and the public refrigerated warehousing and logistics industry. One of the issues identified during this discussion was the prevalence of demand response programs being offered...

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IARW Comments on Demurrage Billing Requirements Surface Transportation Board

Lowell Randel, GCCA Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs provided comments to the Surface Transportation Board in support of their proposed rule related to demurrage. "I am pleased to provide comments on behalf of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) in support of Proposed Rule EP 759.  The IARW is a 501(c) (6) non-profit trade association...

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Canada to Resume Beef and Pork Exports to China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Twitter that Canada will resume pork and beef exports to China after being blocked for more than four months. A customs inspector detected residue from a restricted feed additive in a batch of Canadian pork products, which resulted in a ban. To read the full article, click here.   

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USDA, EPA, and FDA Announce Partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2019 -- Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, the latest effort in the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative launched by the three federal agencies in 2018.   Through this Memo of...

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