Kyabram Refrigeration is an authorised agent of GEA (Westfalia) and Packo Milk Vats. We have been installing, maintaining and building refrigeration systems for over 40 years. We carry an extensive range of spare parts for all brands of milk vats.  

Once chilled, milk must be chilled rapidly and stored correctly. Milk vat refrigeration must be efficient and effective. Both brands of Milk vats exceed these expectations.  

These high-efficiency milk vat storing and cooling systems are fast cooling resulting in a better milk product translating to better money in farmer’s pockets. 

Today, it is all about achieving more, resulting in bigger farms, longer milking times, and higher production a rapid cooling method is paramount to a farmer’s success. 

Please call us to discuss your needs as we have the correct solution that is customized to your production needs. 

We are the one-stop shop for all your rapid cooling needs – Industrial Chillers, Plate Coolers, Glycol Chillers and Milk Vats. We also specialize in dairy efficiencies with the add-on of Heat Recovery Units creating your own Hot Water.


The future is already here today, it is called- “I Control”. 

Farmer / Tanker Driver- Interface, Touch Screen, Cooling & Washing Control System

Traceability, accountability and information at your fingertips, these are the needs of the modern day dairy farmer. A highly technically advanced package the first basic requirement, secondly this package must be robust, simple and able to withstand the rigors and abuse a working farm dishes out each and every day.

Thirdly and paramount to all, this advanced package must come with total ease of use. Simple and un complicated, able to be used simply by a child, Packo presents to the modern day dairy farmer its latest advancement the-.

I Control

A touch screen milk tank, washing & cooling operating system, integrated with all hardware to wash and cool the milk vessel. In a world of touch screen technology Packo has meet the demands and questions from farmer’s world-wide. Multiple packages, components and future expansion on farm, compressed into a simple but highly advanced unit. The future in milk cooling is here, it is called- “I Control”

First milk cooling tank with a 7” touch screen ! – All information is 1 touch away

  • Easy to use high resolution 7” touch screen display
  • Detailed analysis of logging information, set parameters, cooling, cleaning and agitation
  • Data files / logs are converted into viewable graphs
  • Easy interchange of data. Each milk cooling tank has its own ID installed on one SD card enabling quick and fast adjusting of parameters
  • Upgradable for robotic milking with pneumatic valving & PC communication module
  • Option of liquid volume indicator (PACAP)

Safeguarding the milk quality is the key topic !


  • No human interface required, automatic startup of the cooling after cleaning (Robotic Usage)
  • Milk quality preserved, thanks to the built in back up features such as a secondary milk temperature safety probe.


  • Optimal water consumption thanks to the individual setting of water volume per cleaning step
  • Automatic adjustment of cleaning times according to the type and volume of the tank and the chosen amount of cleaning water.
  • Individual ability to change cleaning step times including sequence. Ability to change individual dosage pumps for all chemicals used Acid, Detergent and Sanitizer.

I Control” / Wash System

All “I-Control” / Standard control systems come complete with all equipment / hardware to wash the milk cooling tank upon emptying.

Fitted as standard is a powerful and effective 1.5 Kw Packo built wash pump. Incorporating Packo’s patented “Rotojet” Sprayball system, hygienic cleaning of the vessel is assured. Dosage pumps dispensing acid, detergent and sanitiser alternating each separate wash takes the worry out of having to change chemicals each time.

Smart features inbuilt even alert the farmer if the wash water is too low in temperature, in this event quick action will safe guard milk quality before problems occur. This is only but one intelligent feature of many contained within the I Control.

Effective cooling alone is means nothing if the cleaning system is the weak link. Packo’s years of research and development in the field of cleaning systems has given them a second to none reputation. The new “I Control” continues this proud tradition and again raises the bar in the important field of tank hygiene.

Available Options for “i control / standard

  • ECO-Wash / Time saving wash system / water storage rear cylinder
  •   GSM / Mobile & PC communication module
  •   Robotic pneumatic valving for robotic milking applications
  •   Digital – Liquid level indicator / dipstick- “PACAP”

Gea Milk Vats

  • The storage of milk is a very important factor in dairy farming.

  • by cooling the milk can the quality be fully maintained.

  • The GEA solution: the TCool milk tank with horizontal storage.

Gea Milk Vats – Intelligent Cooling Systems

The key characteristics of the milk tank at a glance:

  • The milk tank is available in 24 variants: a large selection for customized milk cooling
  • Milk tank with top-quality insulation
  • Individually configured milk intake: With inlet from above, from below, front the front and from the back
  • Long-lasting evaporators: high reliability of milk storage thanks to constant quality control.

The efficiency with which you are able to cool and store the milk becomes obvious when you look at the statistics. The TCool milk tank prevents the formation of thermal bridges and limits the temperature increase to 0.5°C in a period of 12 hours.

Storing milk: excellent cleaning for milk production

Regardless of which tank you decide on complete drainage at the end of the cleaning process is possible with a vertical high-performance pump to prevent the milk from freezing which could impair the milk quality. An intake filter on the pump prevents the spray head from clogging and additionally protects the pump.

The general dosage of the cleaning agent is carried out using the pump. This prevents direct contact with the cleaning agents and offers the additional advantage of precisely regulated quantities. The ICool control system handles changes to the cleaning agent, which saves you time and prevents contact with powerful cleaning agents which could be hazardous to your health. When storing and cooling milk several forms of contamination can occur, making the use of various cleaning processes necessary. 

Choose between alkaline and acidic cleaners. If desired, disinfection using a third pump is also possible.

Storing and cooling milk: as individual as never before with the GEA milk tank.

You can cool your milk with the TCool milk tank using a total of 24 different variants and capacities – from 1,010 up to 33,500 litres. The advantages:

  • Cooling milk: You save energy with the milk tank
  • The tank can be efficiently cleaned
  • Easy to operate ICool control system

Monitor and control every parameter with the ICool control system. This milk control system enables you to achieve an accuracy level of +/- 0.2 % at 4 °C. The ICool control system can also monitor your energy consumption fully automatically, alerting you to any errors that may occur in the cold chain.

Cool and store milk, and store the most important data

Get the most out of your ICool control system with ICool Analyzer. Your benefits: ICool Analyzer gives you easy access to status information for up to 4 cooling units and the agitation process. The software also now provides an option to record comprehensive volume and temperature profile information. With ICool Analyzer, you can access the last 100 washing cycles directly from the display, and archive up to 10 years’ worth of data onto a USB stick. The data can also be exported as a CSV file for further analysis in Excel.

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Registered Service Agents in Central Victoria

If it is a second hand vat you require or second hand units we may have exactly what you are looking for.

Kyabram Refrigeration has access to different brands of 2nd hand milk vats.

Call us today and we are confident in finding you what you need.

Popular in other industries used as storage vessels.(Chemical, honey, wine, oil  and  ice cream industry).

The advantages of choosing kyabram refrigeration as your service agents

  • You will get free, no obligation quotes, with no hidden costs
  • Affordable rates and charges
  • Authentic spare parts for complete service
  • Promptness in service in emergency situations and otherwise
  • Punctuality in meeting appointment schedules
  • Accredited and licensed service providers

The advantages of choosing kyabram refrigeration as your service agents

Preventive and periodic maintenance of milk vats is essential because it helps to avoid loss due to:

  • Unprecedented breakdowns of the equipment
  • Rapid depreciation of the machinery
  • Reduced efficiency of the machinery
  • Reduced productivity and loss of products

Kyabram Refrigeration has the experience and the skill to handle repair and maintenance service of milk vats at very affordable rates.

We value all our clients and believe in maintaining strong bonds with all of them.

Our team has a strong backup system to handle every emergency situation and we carry authentic spare parts to ensure that your equipment is repaired or service most efficiently.

Our customer care team are friendly and we are highly approachable 24/7 in case any problem arises.

We are proactive in our attitude and always try to see things from our clients’ perspective Kyabram Refrigeration takes care to complete every job with care and always try to add an extra benefit to our service, this is what helps us to build customer loyalty.

Our team is passionate and committed to our tasks. We try to bring our effective solutions for every different problem and situation that would suit our client the best. We strongly believe in honesty. None of our rates are hidden. We do not give unnecessary suggestions for our profit and moreover we handle and complete every task until our clients are satisfied thoroughly.

So if you are looking for registered service agents for repair and maintenance service in Central Victoria and Goulburn Valley, get in touch with Kyabram Refrigeration. You can call us @ 0358521212, email us at, we will get in touch with you within 24 hours.

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High Ambient Air Cooled Process Dairy Chillers Nominal Capacities 33 – 120w Standard Range Special Sizes Built to Order. Australian Made for Australian Conditions.

Kyabram Refrigeration is one of the leading providers of tier-one quality glycol chiller systems in Australia. We pride ourselves on being specialists in providing reliable and efficient glycol refrigeration solutions for various industries across the country. With our expertise and industry knowledge, we can assist you with designing and installing custom glycol dairy chiller systems that cater to your needs.

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Glycol Chiller Systems Australia

Our glycol chiller systems are specially engineered to deliver optimal cooling performance while maintaining adequate temperature control. We understand the importance of temperature stability in industrial applications. That’s why our systems are designed to meet those demands.

Our extensive range of glycol chiller systems caters to various industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical, and more. Whether you need to cool beverages, control fermentation temperatures, or maintain consistent temperatures during manufacturing processes, our glycol chiller systems are suitable to handle any task.

Why Buy Our Glycol Chiller & Dairy Chillers?

You may be wondering – what sets our glycol chillers systems apart? Their energy efficiency and long-term reliability. We use advanced technologies and components for our systems to ensure optimal performance while minimising energy consumption. Unlike other glycol chillers, our system will help you reduce operational costs and carbon footprint and is designed at 46 deg ambient temperature.

We also offer customisation options to meet your specific requirements. Our experienced team works with you to understand your unique needs and design a glycol chiller system that fits your needs perfectly. From capacity to configuration, we tailor the system to your specifications, ensuring seamless integration into your existing setup.

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Glycol Chillers Applications in Australia

Our versatile glycol chillers systems find applications in a wide range of industries, delivering reliable and efficient cooling solutions. Here are some of the key industries where our systems excel:

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Food and Beverage Industry

In the food and beverage industry, maintaining the freshness and quality of products is crucial. Our glycol chiller systems play a vital role in various processes, such as cooling beverages during production, controlling fermentation temperatures in breweries, wineries, and distilleries, and ensuring precise temperature control in food processing. Our systems can enhance your product quality, prolong shelf life, and help you meet strict industry regulations.

Pharmaceutical Industry

Temperature control is critical for maintaining the integrity of medications and vaccines in the pharmaceutical industry. Our glycol chiller systems provide precise temperature regulation for pharmaceutical production, ensuring that sensitive products are stored and transported under the best conditions. With our systems, you can meet stringent quality standards and maintain the efficacy of pharmaceutical products.

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Chemical Industry

The chemical industry often deals with heat-generating processes and requires efficient cooling solutions. Our glycol chiller systems & industrial water chillers effectively remove excess heat, preventing equipment from overheating and ensuring consistent process temperatures. Whether it’s cooling reaction vessels, heat exchangers, or other chemical equipment, our systems offer reliable cooling performance and enhance productivity.

HVAC Systems

HVAC systems are responsible for maintaining comfortable and controlled environments in any commercial and industrial buildings. Our glycol chiller systems contribute to the cooling process, providing chilled glycol for air conditioning and refrigeration. You can easily optimise energy efficiency, improve indoor air quality, and enhance your employee’s comfort.

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Glycol Chiller Refrigeration System: Industry Applications

  • Distilleries
  • Aqua Culture
  • Chemical
  • Industrial Welders
  • Meat Processing
  • Bakeries
  • Medical

Benefits of Using Glycol Chiller Australia

Using glycol chillers brings countless benefits to industries reliant on temperature control.

  • Glycol chillers, part of an advanced glycol refrigeration system, offer exceptional temperature stability, ensuring consistent and precise cooling for critical processes. Thus, it is valuable in industries where temperature fluctuations compromise product quality or damage equipment.
  • Glycol chillers also enhance energy efficiency thanks to their ability to recover and reuse waste heat. The heat extracted from the process can be repurposed to heat other areas or water heating purposes, reducing energy consumption and improving overall efficiency.
  • Another advantage of glycol dairy chillers is their versatility in accommodating different cooling applications. From cooling reactors and fermentation tanks in the chemical or dairy industry to maintaining ideal temperatures in food and beverage production, this system offers flexibility to cater to diverse requirements.
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Standard Feature Options For Glycol Chillers

  • Separate Refrigeration Circuit for each compressor
  • Semi Hermetic Compressor
  • Powder Coated Case
  • Fully Weatherproof
  • Shell and Tube Evaporator
  • Digital Pressure Controls
  • Digital Controls
  • Pressure Controlled fans
  • Heat Recovery
  • Factory Fitted Pumps
  • Soft Starters
  • 480v Inverters
  • Alternative Refrigerants
  • Temperature Monitoring and Alarm
  • Stainless Shell on Evaporator
  • Custom Applications for Brine and Chlorine Applications

Why Choose Kyabram Refrigeration For Glycol Chiller?

With decades of experience in the industry, we have extensive knowledge and expertise in designing, installing, and maintaining glycol chillers & dairy chillers. Our highly skilled technicians stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in refrigeration technology to ensure you receive the best solution for your business.

We highly believe in quality assurance. This is why we source components from reputable manufacturers and conduct timely testing to ensure that our glycol chiller systems meet the highest performance and reliability standards. Our commitment to quality extends to our installation and after-sales service.

Our technicians are not only experts in their field but also friendly and approachable. We value open communication and collaboration, working closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and provide tailored solutions. From the initial consultation to ongoing support, we always deliver exceptional customer service and provide timely technical assistance whenever needed.

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Contact Us

Need help to choose the best glycol chiller system for your business? We’re here to assist you every step of the way. Call us at 0358521212 or drop us an email at Our dedicated customer support team will answer any questions and guide you through selecting the perfect glycol chiller system for your business.
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Kyabram Refrigeration's Heat Recovery and Efficiency System for Dairies

Heat Recovery and Efficiency Features and Benefits

  • Australian made
  • Low-cost hot water producƟon
  • Large volumes of water heated
  • No electric elements
  • Minimal Moving Parts
  • Shell and tube heat exchanger design
  • 100 % Cleanable heat exchanger
  • Adaptable to any exisƟng refrigeraƟon plant
  • Double Skinned Marine grade aluminium tank with polyurethane insulaƟon (Stainless steel option available)

How it works

Refrigeration is the process of removing heat from a product/ place to lower or maintain a temperature and expelling absorbed heat into the surroundings.

Heat Recovery captures the waste heat and recycles it to Heat a product/place in this instance it heats large volumes of water.

In the refrigeration cooling cycle, a circulation pump circulates water from an insulated holding tank through a tube in tube heat exchanger and returns it to the holding tank. Condenser fans are cycled through pressure switches for optimum performance.

Heating Cycle

Stage One

Refrigeration cycle starts and water in the heat recovery heat exchanger is heated to 55° C quickly and circulated around the system from the holding tank

Stage Two

As the water achieves the desired temperature the Condenser fans are cycled on (Via pressure switch) to decrease the condensing pressure and power consumption


Water temperature in excess of 55° C Can be reached (Depending on Milk Volume being cooled) Large volumes of hot water available for multiple uses Wash Plant, Calf Milk Heating, Etc.

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Glycol Chiller and Heat Exchangers (Plate Coolers)

Chiller systems circulate a glycol solution through plate coolers and cools the milk to within 2 degrees of the water temperature. Glycol chillers are an effective refrigeration system that are widely used in dairy farming to keep milk cool and increase its longevity.

While all instant cooling systems lower milk temperatures, not all operate as efficiently as possible. An air-cooled chiller system can do the cooling faster and efficiently.

Talk to our experienced team and we will apply the correct formulas as these systems are sensitive and proper installation is extremely important.

The complete chiller system is a standalone arrangement, which means less add-on components when installing on site. On the other hand, glycol refrigeration systems can be installed in one effective operation, saving a lot of time. The glycol storage cylinder pumps and accessories are all part of the complete stand-alone package.

It is possible to have a plate cooler and glycol system without the complete glycol chiller Pack, but it is important to discuss one’s individual requirements to find the best solutions suited to your budget and desired outcome.

While a DX system is limited to what it is connected to, a chiller system is not.  Glycol chillers can be used as a complete, total refrigeration and pre-cooling system for all tanks and plate coolers.

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Most farms have chilling systems in place to take care of the storage of milk. However, it also means that the process is cost intensive as it requires a lot of power to run these systems.

This is where the glycol systems come in- they are there to take the pressure off the main refrigeration system, which only enhances the system, making it easier to cool the milk in reduced time.

It is also environment friendly because the milk is cooled without any kind of outside influence which might contaminate the milk in any way.

Cooling the milk is a top priority because microbes tend to germinate fast in warmer temperatures and hence quick cooling reduces this possibility.

The glycol systems help in doing so, and the refrigeration main system does not have to ensure added pressure either.

There is no need to take any added precaution for it as well because the unit consists of some very basic parts like shell and tube, compressor, condenser, thermostats and pumps- nothing out of the ordinary for a regular cooling unit.

Our informative staff  would be happy to assist you with any kind of   information that you might require in regards to sales and installation of these units.

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Refrigerated Air Conditioners

We offer several excellent brands of air conditioners. Mitsubishi Electric, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Toshiba and Gree. All with excellent warranty. They are available as Split Systems, Multi Split Systems, Ceiling Cassettes and Slim Units. Speak to our team to find which system is best for your project.

Benefits of a Multi Split System

A Multi Split System is the perfect addition to any home, giving home owners the opportunity to select multiple indoor air conditioner models, with a different model in each room. The ability to incorporate a range of models within a single Multi Split System, ensures that the functional and aesthetic requirements of each room can be fulfilled. With a Multi split System you have the flexibility of selecting a compact bulkhead unit for the kitchen, a ceiling cassette unit for the lounge room and a floor standing unit in the office.

The capability of a Multi Split System lies in the capacity to individually control the temperature of all air conditioner units, even if a combination different models have been used. Individual air conditioner control allows occupants in different rooms to select a temperature that suits their needs, without affecting the temperature settings in other rooms. In turn, this may also result in savings on your electricity bill with the ability to turn a single air conditioner unit off when it isn’t required

Whilst in operation, the sound levels of outdoor units are very quiet Keep your Exterior Clutter-with the ability to connect multiple (2-8) indoor air conditioning unit to a single outdoor unit. A large benefit of is that as your needs may also change, you can add on units.

E.g.  A five room Multi Split System may be installed with only three rooms connected initially. Two more rooms may then be connected in the future, to the existing outdoor unit – therefore future proof.

Ceiling Cassettes

Ceiling Cassette HVAC systems are a great solution for any room or a whole home.   They are quicker and easier to install then conventional central systems, offer a wide rang of indoor unit styles to meet the requirement of any space and are backed by the industry’s best warranty.

Split System Air conditioners

Why choose a Split System?

Split systems are designed to cool or heat small to medium spaces whilst providing a versatile, yet affordable air conditioning solution.

The advantage of split systems is each unit can be controlled individually. Whether you want cooling, heating dry or to simply run the fan mode to circulated the air.

The conditioned space can be accommodated efficiently or switched off if the unit is no longer needed. With a range of control options including wall mounted, handheld or Wi-Fi Control there is a a customisable solution for any room.

The capacity to individually control each air conditioner unit may also result in savings on your electricity bill, with the ability to turn a single air conditioner unit off when it isn’t required. With modern design and quiet operations for peaceful comfort.

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Evaporative coolers are designed to effortlessly cool your entire home.Through an energy efficient process, they deliver a flow of fresh clean air to keep you relaxed and comfortable in the warmer months. 5 years warranty on units.

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Low Profile Evaporative Cooler

The Kaden Low Profile Evaporative cooler uses natural air to cool your whole house. It contours to your roof to preserve its shape. Available in 4 sizes and 3 colours Charcoal, Terracotta and Beige.

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Classic Evaporative Cooler

The Kadan Classic Evaporative Cooler cools your whole home with fresh and natural air.  Its stylish look and size make it ideal for replacing older coolers. Available in 4 sizes and 3 colours Charcoal.

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Find the Perfect Cool Room for Sale in Vic - Your Ultimate Cooling Solution

We can manufacture your next mobile cool room to size on either a skid or mobile trailer. We can tailor it with the right type of racking or shelving for your needs.

Have your refrigeration unit sized up correctly with our professional team to suit the correct load capacity.

We use only quality products to build the highest quality cool room for sale in Melbourne.

Cool room kits are available if you wish to build your own.

Coolrooms are a must for any kind of food processing firms. The temperature control is a major factor for keeping food fresh for a long time. They have to be delivered without any kind of contamination and the cool rooms should be working continuously.

Central Victoria and Goulburn Valley have a large industry that processes milk and other food items and the farmers here are in constant need of efficient coolrooms. Kyabram has been working since 1998 on milk vats and we have developed a steady client base that comes to us with their requirements.

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Upgrade Your Cooling System with Top-of-the-Line Cool Rooms for Sale In Vic

Kyabram Refrigeration provides guidance for DIY assembling of mobile cool rooms for sale in Vic. They are one of the major causes of the rising sales. We have a kit and that contains all the essential items for the assembly. These kits come with a set of instructions and our staff can also help with them.

We also provide the lighting and total electrification of the cool rooms and try to ensure that they are energy efficient. This is of paramount importance to the farmers here because cost saving is a major criteria for them.

We also have an emergency service in place in case a coolroom break down and stops functioning because we understand that the room needs immediate attention or else or the food products are going to suffer. So we try and fix the rooms as soon as possible and try to reach as soon as the clients contact us.

We can also proudly say that we can design a mobile coolroom of almost any dimension. There are practically no limitations to the size of the rooms that we can design. For the basic charges of the industrial water chillers, coolrooms, glycol chiller & cool room refrigeration equipment, the clients need to contact us directly.

We do not offer any discounts because firstly, our rates are quite affordable. Moreover, we believe that our work speaks for itself and we do not need to lure in customers with discounts.

We do not have a maintenance service package in place right now but we are also planning to work on it in future. We are also planning on adding some more features for our customer support because we want to make the experience smoother for our clients.

Because of these facilities, we can cater to almost all the needs of the farmers who work in and around this region and we believe we are doing our bit by contributing to the growth of this region.

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Fridges / Freezers

You can trust on the team at Kyabram Refrigeration to repair all brands of fridges and freezers with efficiency and expertise.
Fridge and Food Safety

According to recent research, most Australians don’t know that cold food should be stored at or below 5°C. Yet doing this can considerably reduce the chances of you or your family getting food poisoning.

How To Maintain Your Fridge

There are some clues when your fridge is having trouble coping. If the motor stays on most of the time, or if your milk, cottage cheese, meat (particularly mince meat) or other perishables are going off quicker than they should, then this is a sign that your fridge is struggling and needs maintenance and/or adjustment.   Watch the small video on safety tips.

Freeze and defrost food safely

When freezing food, avoid freezing large amounts at a time. It’s better to split it into smaller quantities in separate containers. This also means you can defrost only the quantity you need.

When freezing food you’ve just bought, place it in freezer bags to maintain quality. You don’t need to unwrap pre-packaged raw meat on trays, just put it in a freezer bag. This will help minimise cross contamination in your kitchen. Tie the bag after squeezing out as much air as possible, label and date. If you are freezing cooked food or leftovers, the most important thing is to cool it quickly. Cool food on the bench only until it stops steaming. Then place the hot food directly into the container, cover with a lid and put it in the freezer.

When thawing frozen food thaw poultry, rolled or seasoned (stuffed) meat joints and boned meat joints right to the centre before cooking. Thaw cooked or ready-to-eat foods in the fridge or microwave – not on the bench-top. Follow thawing and cooking instructions on packaged frozen food.


What foods to store in the fridge

All perishable and cooked food needs to be stored in the fridge. This will not only prevent the growth of food poisoning bacteria, but it will reduce spoilage. Check the labels on packaged food as that will provide storage instructions where necessary, for example ‘Refrigerate under 4°C’.

Where to store food in the fridge

Store ready to eat food (i.e. food that is eaten raw or will not receive any further cooking like a dessert) above raw food. Store raw meats, fish and poultry where it is coldest. In many fridges this is the bottom shelf. Wherever you store raw meats and poultry, make sure that juices don’t drip onto other foods. These juices might contain food poisoning bacteria which can contaminate other food if they drip onto it. If you have to store raw meats or poultry on higher shelves, put them in leak-proof, covered containers. Avoid raw and cooked foods touching and keep them separated in the fridge. Cover any cooked or ready-to-eat foods stored in the fridge to reduce the risk of cross contamination.

Use shallow containers to cool food faster. Cool food on the bench only until steam stops rising. Then place the hot food directly into the container, cover with a lid and put it in the fridge.

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