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Associations

www.iifiir.org
The website of the International Institute of Refrigeration, “a scientific and technical intergovernmental organization enabling pooling of scientific and industrial know-how in all refrigeration fields on a worldwide scale”.

www.airah.org.au
The website of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating, a specialist organisation for air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation professionals.

www.laa.asn.au
The website of the Logistics Association  of Australia, “Australia's leading Association focused on logistics and supply chain management in the e-world of the 21st century”.

www.wflo.org
The website of the World Food Logistics Organization, a non-profit education and research foundation organized by the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW).

www.icct.org.uk
The website of the International Cold Chain Technology initiative. This is  a discussion forum for the cold chain, encompassing production, transport, distribution, EU and world legislation and the point of sale.

www.iiar.org
The website of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, an organization that advocates for the safe, reliable and efficient use of ammonia and other natural refrigerants for industrial applications.

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Government

http://www.daff.gov.au/agriculture-food/food
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) website, with information relevant to the food industry.

http://www.innovationaustralia.net
Innovation Australia was established in September 2007 as a new board to streamline and enhance the administration of the Industry portfolio's innovation and venture capital programs. The Board seeks to increase the level of research and development (R&D) and innovation and venture capital activity in Australian industry and improve the commercial success of these activities.

www.innovation.gov.au
This website contains information on the new Departments of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) and Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET).

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Academic/Research

http://www.foodscience.csiro.au
The website of Food Science Australia, a joint venture of CSIRO and the Victorian Government. The Food Science Australia’s site at North Ryde (NSW) has impressive facilities for testing of refrigerated transport systems, from small vans and airfreight containers to 45 ft trucks and reefers.

http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/mgt/research/ascmru
The Australian Supply Chain Management Research Unit at Monash University.

http://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/cscr
The Centre for Supply Chain Research at Kent Business School (UK) applies world class research capability to identify best-practice in supply chain management and promote its adoption in the food and construction sectors. Dr Andrew Fearne directs this Centre.

www.foodchaincentre.com
Although the Food Chain Centre has now drawn to a close, this website still offers invaluable information on the use of lean thinking in perishables value chains.

http://www.frperc.bris.ac.uk
The Food Refrigeration and Process Engineering Research Centre, a multi-disciplinary R&D team of researchers, scientists, engineers and technologists in the University of Bristol (UK).

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