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FDA Food Facility Registration Renewal Begins October 1st

The Global Cold Chain Alliance encourages members to be prepared for the 2018 Biennial Registration Renewal Period, beginning October 1, 2018. The FDA has recently released the following information to assist facilities in being ready:   Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities required to register with FDA to...

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Driver Training for Sanitary Transportation of Food (STF) Compliance

The International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has developed a training program for drivers to become compliant with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sanitary Transportation of Food (STF) rule. This training program meets regulatory requirements for driver training.  Cost...

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Highlights of Upcoming 38th Annual IACSC Conference & Expo

Taking place November 6-8, 2018 in Las Vegas, attendees of the 38th IACSC Conference and Expo will explore the latest trends and innovations in the design and construction of controlled environment facilities. The annual IACSC Conference & Expo is the only event in the world dedicated to best practices in controlled environment facility construction, design, and maintenance. This event...

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GCCA Partners with WWF to Explore Post-Harvest Food Loss

We are proud to announce that through a partnership with Global Cold Chain Alliance, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the report No Food Left Behind: Underutilized Produce Ripe for Alternative Markets. Some may be surprised to hear that food loss and waste begin in the field, long before consumers purchase it.  This report analyzes post-harvest loss and discusses the causes and...

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Benchmark Your Facilities with the Productivity and Benchmarking Platform

The IARW Productivity and Benchmarking Platform is open for member participants to benchmark their facilities against other temperature-controlled warehouse facilities in North America. Participants will be able to do the following: Benchmark data against other participants using filters Print custom graphs on a question-by-question basis Print industry reports, referencing over 35...

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New Proposed Joint Employer Standard Released

On September 14, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a proposed rulemaking that will help companies across the cold chain by creating a more reliable and workable “joint employer” standard.  The action was taken to address concerns resulting from changes to the joint employer standard made under the Obama Administration.   The proposed rule is intended to...

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Upcoming Events in Central and South America

The Global Cold Chain Alliance is hosting multiple events in Central and South America in the upcoming months. As a participant at a GCCA Event, you are provided meaningful and relevant learning experiences, quality networking time and opportunities to raise brand awareness. If your organization is based in, doing work in, or interested in expanding into these locations, be sure to learn more via...

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129th IARW-WFLO Convention

May 05, 2020 to May 08, 2020
Bonita Springs , Florida United States

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