About Global Cold Chain Foundation
The Global Cold Chain Foundation (GCCF) is the nonprofit education, research, and international development partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance. The Foundation’s education programs train industry practitioners in the best practices of temperature-controlled product storage, handling, and transportation. Research manuals serve as the definitive guide for the proper handling, storage, and freezing of perishable products as well as energy and facility management, and the international development projects engage cold chain industry professionals in the development of cold chain infrastructure in emerging markets.
GCCF was founded in 1943 as The Refrigeration Research Foundation (TRRF) and later known as the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO). The Foundation advances the cold chain and strengthens the food system by offering:
- Training and education to refrigerated warehouse/distribution personnel;
- Research in the science of refrigeration and the advancement of refrigeration technology for better preservation of food and commodities;
- Postharvest, construction, and refrigerated storage, transportation, distribution, and investment expertise to international development partners; and
- Collaboration with food rescue groups and organizations seeking to reduce food loss and waste.
GCCF is led by a Board of Governors who strive to ensure the foundation provides cold chain research and training to the industry globally while also supporting the growth of temperature-controlled logistics in developing countries.
The foundation also has a Scientific Advisory Council comprised of top scientists with expertise in many areas of importance to the temperature-controlled logistics industry, including food science/toxicology (seafood, poultry, meat, dairy, baking, produce), refrigeration systems, engineering, packing, postharvest, transportation, agriculture economics, operations, logistics and others.
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Scientific Advisory Council
Learn about this eminent group of food scientists, logistics, and packaging experts from around the world.
This initiative provides support for women in the male-dominated field of the cold chain industry