The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has announced it could pursue cheap energy costs by storing its products at milder temperatures.
In a new report, the organisation said storage temperatures could be increased by six degrees Celcius without compromising food safety standards and produce energy savings in excess of 15 per cent, according to just-food.com.
It added that many manufacturers keep products stored at temperatures far lower than necessary, but when combined with additional measures around 4,800 tonnes of carbon dioxide could be saved each year.
Brian Young, director-general of the BFFF, told the website: "The BFFF wanted to not only emphasise the importance of energy savings and carbon reductions within the frozen food industry, but also to create cost-saving opportunities for our membership."
He added that the BFFF is working with environmental agency the Carbon Trust to implement greener work practices.
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