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Prentice and McLachlin (2008) Industry Issue Paper: Refrigerated Food Transport from Canada to Mexico: Cold Chain Challenges

  • The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the cold chain logistics involved in Canadian food exporters serving Mexico. The analysis draws upon a larger study that involved extensive fieldwork interviews with exporters, carriers, importers and intermediaries that are active in the refrigerated product movements to Mexico.
  • The success of the value-added food sector is premised on a reliable cold chain for transport and distribution. The cold chain to Mexico has more opportunities for breaks to occur than Canada-U.S. trade. Every time there is inspection, trans-shipment or equipment interline, the integrity of the cold chain is tested.
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