The Cold Chain Association of the Philippines, Inc. (CCAP) is a multisectoral grouping of companies and other professional organizations in the Philippines with the primary mission to organize the different industry sectors participating in the supply chain of both chilled and/or frozen food products and other groups operating temperature controlled product storage or distribution into a body which represents their individual and collective interests in policy making, standards setting and industry development.
CCAP also aims to achieve effective handling, storage and distribution of products in the cold chain, mostly focused on fresh, chilled and frozen foods, with the consumer in mind by:
- Establishing formal linkages with the government and delineating the role of the private business sector in the food security and development program;
- Spearheading the formulation, promulgation and enforcement of industry standards necessary to ensure efficient performance of all activities within the cold chain; and
- Fostering cooperation and coordination among members in addressing industry concerns, particularly those that pertain to industry development.
CCAP shall promote and raise the standards of the local cold chain industry by providing forums, training and seminars where open discussions and active sharing of ideas among its members are encouraged, and through active representation in the formulation of government regulations and policies.
CCAP is a bona fide Affiliate of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses / World Food Logistics Organization (IARW/WFLO).
THE IARW AND WFLO ADVANTAGE
CCAP, with its international affiliation with the IARW and WFLO, affords its members the benefits, programs and services of three strong organizations.
The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), with its origin going back to 1891, was organized with the goal of advancing the refrigerated warehouse and distribution business, elevating and improving industry standards, and promoting a better understanding of the industry among the general public. IARW’s membership has grown to represent over 95% of the public refrigerated warehousing industry worldwide with over 1,000 member facilities in more than 50 countries. Its goals and activities have broadened to include the promotion of more efficient warehouse and distribution services, collection of information and exchange of ideas, advising members of legislation and regulations affecting their business, and promoting new warehousing technology and product protection.
The World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) was founded as The Refrigeration Research Foundation (TRRF) in 1943 as a scientific and educational foundation. Its purpose is to improve methods of refrigeration and distribution for better preservation of food and other commodities, develop and support research in the science of refrigeration, cooperate with government and private institutions in research activities, train and educate refrigerated food warehousing and distribution personnel, and establish a repository of scientific information. WFLO is led by a Board of Governors and advised by a Scientific Advisory Council comprised of top scientists with expertise in food science.