Best practices for managing a cold storage warehouse

Refrigerated and frozen food accounts for the majority of the product being stored in cold storage facilities—the global frozen foods market alone is expected to grow from an estimated $165.4 billion in 2014 to $299.5 billion by 2022. However, cold storage is also important to other industries, including pharmaceuticals, petro-chemicals and even some high-tech electronics. … Continued

Best practices of cold storage warehouse management

Operating a cold storage warehouse is challenging due to the need to constantly maintain a certain temperature for storage purposes, while keeping the equipment and personnel warm and able to function at optimum capacity. Refrigerated and frozen foods account for the majority of products stored in cold storage warehouses. In fact, the international frozen foods … Continued

Farm-to-Fork – new approach to Food Safety

The FDA has developed rules for the sanitary transportation of foods, as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), to keep foods safe from contamination during transportation by motor or rail vehicles. One of the goals is to require that foods are properly refrigerated during transport. This is done by specifying that the equipment … Continued

Frozen Food and Cold Storage Warehouse Management Challenges

Cold storage warehouse managers have an enormous burden in taking care of daily business, while simultaneously staying on the hunt for ways to improve how they handle challenges ranging from strict regulations for food handling to storage and temperature rules. Such challenges will include maintaining the perfect temperature for proper food storage, while keeping staff … Continued

“Farm-to-Fork” – a smart approach to Food Safety

The restaurant industry has very strict guidelines controlling food safety, as outlined by Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) management system. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HACCP provides a systematic preventative approach to food safety by identifying, evaluating, and controlling factors that present hazards throughout the entire process (farm to fork). … Continued

Food Safety Matters

It goes without saying that food temperature must be maintained within an acceptable range at all times — but the fact is that many restaurants and chains fail to implement the kinds of controls needed to prevent perishables from spoiling. It’s just not enough to place a standard sensor in the cooler. Those kinds of … Continued

Restaurant Health Inspection Checklist

Store food properly! Keep stored food 6 inches above the floor in pantries and walk-ins. Label unmarked containers for quick review of contents and delivery dates. Sweep food storage areas several times a day and clean at least once a week. Maintain Safe Storage Temperatures Every restaurant health inspection checklist stresses the importance of maintaining … Continued

Proper Storage Temperatures for USDA Commodities

Correct temperature control is essential to maintain food quality, nutrient content, and control of bacterial growth. Daily monitoring of temperatures is necessary to ensure adequate storage conditions. Dry Storage Many items such as canned goods, baking supplies, grains, and cereals may be held safely in dry storage areas. The guidelines below should be followed: Keep … Continued

Managing the cold storage supply chain

Moving temperature-sensitive products through the supply chain presents a variety of challenges for food companies—from storage and transportation to selecting carriers and monitoring loads. Small variances can produce big headaches. A temperature difference of a few degrees during transportation, a slightly longer stay on a loading dock, or a faulty refrigeration unit can turn a … Continued