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A 2018 Update on Food Waste

Posted by RDT on Jan 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM

We waste a lot of food. In fact, close to a third of the world's food production is wasted each year, accounting for roughly 1.3 billion tons and nearly $990 billion dollars. In the United States alone, Americans waste $160 billion of that total, which is nearly 30 to 40 percent of the entire U.S. food supply.

But are we making progress? What is being done to prevent food waste? Where are we at in 2018?

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, redundancy, Environment

Why Remote Refrigeration Monitoring Makes Life Easier for Operators

Posted by RDT on Jan 12, 2018 10:22:21 AM

In all walks of life, we’re always looking for that “easy button” – that one solution that solves our most pressing challenges without causing us worry, stress, or financial burden. While the real “easy button” is just for show, remote refrigeration monitoring is one solution that’s making life easier for foodservice operators.

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Topics: food safety, freezer, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, commercial freezer, remote monitoring, temperature monitoring

2018 Food Trends (and How They Relate to Commercial Refrigeration)

Posted by RDT on Dec 28, 2017 8:30:00 AM

We're all watching the calendar this time of year, and as we begin to head into a new year full of trends and predictions, we'd like to offer you a few of our own. After some thorough research, here is a list of some of the most popular 2018 food trends.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, sustainability, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone, Ingredients, Fine Dining, Environment, commercial freezer

What is the Ideal Temperature for Commercial Freezers?

Posted by RDT on Dec 14, 2017 7:56:42 AM

Just a few degrees can separate food waste from profitable food. Store food in temperatures that are too warm and it will spoil. Store food in frozen conditions for too long and you run the risk of freezer burn. However, all that costly food waste can be eliminated through proper storing conditions in a commercial freezer. Which begs the question, are you saving money by maintaining the quality of the food in your walk-in freezer?

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, commercial freezer

A Brief Look at EPA Regulations and How They Impact Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Dec 6, 2017 7:30:00 AM

We live in times when there's a delicate balance between regulations and repercussions. This is certainly true in the foodservice industry, especially as it pertains to refrigeration and the environment.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Regulations, EPA, Environment, SNAP

Why Corporate Foodservice is an Essential Perk for Employees

Posted by RDT on Nov 29, 2017 2:25:05 PM

The office lunch break used to consist of two main options – leaving the office to grab some fast food across the street, or brown bag it with a packed lunch from home. Neither choice was usually satisfying, or all that healthy. However, in today’s workplace, corporate dining is just as important of a job benefit as vacation days or a free phone. In fact, many companies both large and small are making corporate foodservice a necessary component for every employee’s work day.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, FCSI, corporate cafeteria, corporate foodservice, B&I Dining

Half Moon Resort: An FCSI Project Showcase Featuring RDT

Posted by RDT on Nov 16, 2017 4:11:22 PM

Sometimes remodels can completely change the landscape and profitability of a property. And for one of the most well-respected resorts in Jamaica, a multi-million dollar renovation was required to help the operation realize the full potential of its unique, Caribbean location.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, consultants, FCSI

Three Tips to Spend Less on Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Nov 1, 2017 4:22:24 PM

 

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor

Why Moisture Goes to the Coldest Spot and What It Means for Commercial Freezers

Posted by RDT on Oct 17, 2017 5:12:28 PM

Every time a freezer door is opened, moisture enters the conditioned space. If that air is humid, even more moisture enters. But once humid air is inside a walk-in freezer, what happens to that moisture, and how does it impact the overall refrigeration program?

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, Eco-Smart, humidity

What Foodservice Consultants Can Take Away from a Trip to the RDT Factory

Posted by RDT on Oct 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Learning is a never-ending process. That’s the case for any industry, but especially in foodservice. Advancements in technology occur quicker than ever before. Therefore, it’s crucial for operators, dealers, and foodservice consultants to fully understand the capabilities of the equipment they work with on a regular basis.

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, footprint, consultants