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Why Refrigeration Is So Important In The Food Sector

September 12, 2020

Varying regulations decide what best practice is when moving, shipping or transporting organic produce, namely food and other fast-moving consumer goods. Keeping these products cooled to an appropriate temperature is crucial. It ensures bacteria and other germs don’t breed on shipments while in transit and ensures temperature sensitive chemical compounds remain stable. It’s a precise degree of refrigeration that’s needed to maintain the quality of food when thawed, and precise technology is needed to maintain and adjust the climate inside a moving vehicle for optimum temperatures.

It’s not just food that requires its temperature perfectly regulated during transport. Medical and pharmaceutical products require proper climate control during freight to remain useful to medical practitioners and effective to patients. When the slightest fluctuation in temperature makes a direct impact on a patient’s chances of survival, it’s best to use highly concentrated temperature regulation technology to ensure compliance with professional protocol.

Make sure you are using only the highest quality refrigerated transport when moving food and other perishable goods between their manufacturing plant and your facility. The temperature of shipping freight can change during transit, which can damage your goods, so consider using a logistics supplier that employs a constant influx of data to feed adjustments to a thermodynamic control unit. Your goods are monitored at all times in this case and will remain safe and secure during freight.

The systems needed for premium temperature control will vary depending on the length of transit. In a world where cold chain technology has developed to the extent where nationwide cold freight is possible, which has contributed significantly to economic development, Cooltrans has you covered. We ship refrigerated freight all across Australia, and have a range of movable storage options that are optimised for each unique situation.

Guidelines for frozen shipping compliance have been put together by the Australian Food & Grocery Council in their Cold Chain regulations. The guidelines include several sections detailing the signage used to denote if goods in-transport should be kept warmer than or cooler than a specific temperature. Details of stock rotation are also included in the guidelines. The document in its entirety can be found on the AFGC website.

The same regulations apply to refrigerated storage on-site, so ensure you’re up to date with compliance by checking out the rules. Update your thermal regulation technology if you have to, to make sure your food is kept safe and your customers happy and healthy.

Temperature-controlled delivery is sensitive business, and at Cooltrans we take our work very seriously. Our experienced personnel are appropriately trained at handling chilled and frozen goods and our refrigerated fleet is impeccably maintained for 100% reliability – to ensure your consignment will arrive at destination in optimal condition.