Food Cold Chain Management: An Indian Perspective

Food Cold Chain Management: An Indian Perspective

Rajneesh Mahajan (Apeejay School of Management, India & Delhi Technological University, India), Suresh Garg (Delhi Technological University, India) and P. B. Sharma (Delhi Technological University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9795-9.ch013
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Abstract

Food cold chain management (FCCM) is a specialized kind of supply chain supported by the two different technologies first, refrigeration and second information technology. The refrigeration equipments like cold storages and cold storing devices. They can keep the food quality cum safety intact and enhance food items shelf life. The information technology enables the tracking and tracing through data loggers etc. Despite the huge fresh produce availability in India, food inflation and food security issues are major concerns for policy makers. The food wastage in India is close to US$ 8309 million annually (US$ 60.17) due to lack of processing and cold storage facilities. The aim of this paper is to discuss status of food cold storage in India. The chapter is based on extensive review of existing literature, studying novel cold storage status and presenting benefits of cold storage. The outcome of research will be that FCCM can play vital role in supplying quality, safe food products and instrumental in reduction of food wastages.
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Literature Review On Cold Chain Management

The review of literature on cold chain management is furnished to elaborate tasks and requirement for food supply chain management. The literature review pertaining to FCCM is discussed for the period of 2001-2014.

The operational CCM will be developed by performing mentioned tasks in table1. It may result in providing a much better and broad picture of Indian food supply chain on the world map. If current position of CCM and cold storage is improved then, it may be also instrumental in boosting domestic sales of processed food as well as its exports. It will support in tackling the issues of rising prices and food wastages. Rather it may shore up in creation of food surplus processed food which can be exported from India.

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