Van Gen takes to the road

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 13 September 2011



(2011), "Van Gen takes to the road", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 41 No. 5.



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Van Gen takes to the road

Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 5

When Monmouthshire County Council acquired six new Ford Connect vans for its Community Meals Service the Council approached E & R Moffat, to design a streamlined on-board regeneration system, ‘Van Gen’, that would allow the Council to provide a better service for its ‘meals on wheels’ operation.

The ovens are switched on as the driver sets out to the furthest point in the delivery run, so the meals will be perfectly regenerated and ready to be delivered on arrival. The oven then holds the food at a controlled temperature throughout the rest of the run. Because it is regenerating en route, the Moffat system allows one vehicle to serve more customers over a longer period of time, saving staff time and costs.

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