Food delivery is a more complicated process than simply moving goods from place to place. When the food finally makes the trip from the truck to the fridge, customers are expecting their produce and goods to arrive fresh and fast.
A lot has changed in terms of food preservation and shipping. Long ago, perishable foods, such as meat, were wrapped in salt to help them preserve their freshness and edibility. Transport is much easier in the present day with the invention and wide-scale implementation of temperature-controlled delivery, which ensures food is safe to eat.
During the delivery process, several tools are utilized to properly regulate the temperature of food, including insulated boxes, refrigerated trucks & trailers, cooling elements along with specifically designed ice bags as well as air and humidity regulation.
While keeping food at a low temp seems simple enough, great care is taken to ensure it doesn’t freeze. These details are accounted for ahead of shipping by calculating these variables before they end up in transit.
Several variables determine the cost of temperature-controlled delivery. The price of shipping goods is based on the level of quality control that needs to be administered. Lettuce is a prime example of a good that requires a great deal of preparation because if it is not properly monitored, it is likely to lose its freshness. This is especially important because low-quality or spoiled lettuce can cost a grocer significant business.
In the long term, protecting your produce is a wise investment that pays off.
Food – Many fruits and vegetables must have a temperature-controlled environment to preserve their freshness — though some more than others. Fortunately, some foods (like citrus fruits) have thicker skin, so they do not require a cold environment. However, other products (including fragile vegetables, herbs, and green vegetables) must be kept cool.
Medications – Medications often need a specific temperature for safe delivery. A recent example of this is the temp requirements for the delivery and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.
Animal products – Most animal products require a temperature-controlled environment to maintain the integrity of the product. Some products, such as meat, milk, eggs, and butter have varying temperature needs, which is why you want to double-check the requirements with an expert before shipping.
Hazardous Materials – When considering temperature-controlled deliveries, most overlook that non-food items also require a very specific environment. Many hazardous materials need a strictly controlled delivery process. It is best to always double-check with experts to make sure you are following safety protocols.
Flowers – Flowers require strict temperature control during transport. A sharp shift in temperature in either direction can cause severe harm to this item category.
Managing a temperature-controlled delivery is a difficult process that should be overseen by a team of logistic experts. Journey Freight International’s team of professionals offers a simple and streamlined service to ensure your goods are shipped in a properly regulated environment.
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