Fridge folks invited to join Brussels debate

Refrigeration companies are being invited to help shape the nature of Ecodesign requirements for professional refrigerated storage cabinets in the EU.

The European Federation of Catering Equipment Suppliers (EFCEM) is organising a meeting in Brussels next month that will give companies the chance to offer their views on three of the most contentious areas stemming from draft proposals published earlier this year.

The meeting, which is being held in collaboration with the EU, is open to all interested parties, not just EFCEM or CESA members, and will take place on Tuesday 15th May between 13.30 and 16.00.

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It remains vital for industry players to share any views they have as the proposals will eventually form the measures that dictate commercial refrigeration product standards in the EU.

EFCEM will use the May 15th meeting to discuss the initial results of professional storage cabinet product performance data it has collected so far; to open detailed discussion of issues regarding the exact scope of products to be included in the regulation; and to explore ways of testing products without it being economically prohibitive to manufacturers.

EFCEM expects to hold a follow-up working group at the end of May in Milan when evidence for the issues discussed will be submitted.

On the basis of these meetings, a revised regulatory proposal document and questionnaire will be circulated to confirm the proposals in a final consultation round in June.

Individuals can register their attendance to the refrigerated cabinets meeting by sending an email to keith.warren@cesa.org.uk

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