Frozen Handling and Merchandising

Updated 2009

Revised by the Frozen Food Handling and Merchandising Alliance, the 2009 edition of the Frozen Food Handling and Merchandising is published by the American Frozen Food Institute as a means of promoting food safety and quality.  The document contains the frozen food industry’s recommended practices for the care, handling and storage of pre-packaged frozen foods throughout distribution.

The Frozen Food Handling and Merchandising Alliance, which served as editorial board for the revision of the document, was comprised of representatives from the following industry associations:

  • Air Conditioning/Heating and Refrigeration Institute
  • American Association of Meat Processors
  • American Frozen Food Institute
  • Food Marketing Institute
  • Frozen Potato Products Institute
  • Global Cold Chain Alliance
  • Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses
  • International Dairy Foods Association
  • International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration
  • International Refrigerated Transportation Association
  • National Chicken Council
  • National Fisheries Institute
  • National Frozen Pizza Institute
  • National Restaurant Association
  • World Food Logistics Organization

Download a printable copy of Frozen Food Handling and Merchandising - 2009.