JAN 1. MARKED AN IMPORTANT TURNING POINT for food retailers in the refrigeration sphere: the date when newly produced or imported R-22, their primary refrigerant over the past 20 years, could no longer be used in new refrigeration equipment, per a new regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency. The good news is that most retailers were ready for this deadline, according to sources contacted by SN. In fact, most have been ready for some time, having switched to a form of HFC ...

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