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New Report Finds Frozen Produces Less Emissions

Published on Sep 4 2012 2:32 PM in Technology

New Report Finds Frozen Produces Less Emissions

A new British report has found that frozen food produces less carbon emissions than chilled. The report, commissioned by the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), assesses a range of emissions and found that a frozen meal for a family of four produced 5 per cent less CO2 than its identical chilled counterpart.

The research indicates that frozen is less energy intensive than chilled and could help in reducing the CO2 output of the food industry in the future.

Brian Young, director General of British Frozen Food Federation said: “For a long time frozen has been seen as a ‘poor relation’ to chilled in terms of quality, nutrition and environmental friendliness. Misconceptions around quality and nutritional have recently been overturned - and this ‘world first’ CO2 report substantiates the fact that frozen compares favourably to chilled in its ‘green’ credentials.”

A downloadable copy of the report can be found on BFFF’s website, www.bfff.co.uk. (4 Sept)

© 2012 - ESM: European Supermarket

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