Having the correct cold storage process in place for fresh produce can have massive effects on the quality of the food. Due to the technical advancement in cold storage, fruit and vegetables are now readily available to the consumer all year round and for every season at the supermarket. The time-frame of how long fruit…

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Without the correct storage conditions, fruits will only stay fresh for a few days. We look at the 6 main factors that influence the quality and storage life of fruit. Time of harvest: Each fruit will have a specific harvesting time, which if disrupted, can massively affect the quality of the fruit as it may…

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This year, CB Refrigeration Ltd are celebrating 50 years in business! Founded in 1968, CB Refrigeration Ltd are industry experts in all aspects of refrigeration, including installation, service and product supply. Over the last 5 decades, we have provided turn-key cooling solutions, tailored to customer requirements within a variety of market sectors including hospitality, retail, food…

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CB Refrigeration Ltd are pleased to announce that Nick Franzen has recently joined the Company to help support the creation of new business initiatives. Forward thinking and dynamic, CB Refrigeration Ltd has developed into a business that is facing the challenges that are apparent in the refrigeration industry today. FGAS, carbon emission reduction and energy…

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As we are approaching the summer months here in the UK, we thought we’d share our quick top tips for keeping your air conditioning unit running efficiently… Use a timer – Having the timer set to office hours will ensure no wastage of energy. Most modern air conditioning units have the facility to set timers…

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In 2014, new EU FGas regulations were introduced with a plan to cut the availability of HFCs. Here are 10 FAQs to help understand this topic. What is GWP and how does it work? GWP stands for ‘Global Warming Potential’ and the GWP number given to a refrigerant is a scale of its global warming…

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Our last blog went into detail about the importance of keeping on top of correct cold storage procedures and health and safety. Here at CB Refrigeration, we offer bespoke coldrooms tailored to meet your needs, along with advanced monitoring systems to ensure efficient long-term operation. Cold storage for fresh food Having an efficient coldroom tailored…

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When working in the retail sector, it is important to keep on top of correct cold storage procedures and health and safety. Here are a few simple tips that could save you money as well as providing the best fresh products for your customers. Keeping Food Fresh Cooked and raw products in storage should never…

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A.F. Blakemore and Son Ltd. is one of the largest family-owned businesses in the UK, having been established over 100 years ago. With food and drink being at the core of their ever-changing business, over the years they have expanded into the retail, wholesale and distribution sectors. A.F. Blakemore is also the largest division of…

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Masterchef has produced some well-known names over the years, two of which include Tom Whitaker and Dhruv Baker. Both appeared on the show in 2010, Tom being a finalist and Dhruv winning the competition. Since then, their passion for food has continued to grow, with their latest venture being in the art of charcuterie, pates…

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