Cold Storage Best Practices

13th Jun 2017

Careful choice in Food Vendors: The first step in maintaining food safety is to make sure it gets to your business on time. While it may be tempting to go with the food vendors or carriers offering the cheapest rates, you might find yourself running the risk of late deliveries, which are particularly dangerous when perishable goods are involved. Choose reliable and dependable food vendors to ensure the safe transport and delivery of your food products. .

Streamline your processes: Ideally, your entire cold chain process would revolve around minimizing the time it takes to move a product through the system. Vulnerabilities can occur – and quickly – if there is any delay in moving products between stages in the process. Make sure to carefully identify and remove any bottlenecks in the supply chain to prevent issues with products spoiling or getting lost.

Provide adequate storage: Proper storage involves more than just keeping temperatures down – you need to make sure there’s sufficient locking doors to keep the temperature in, and you need to install rust proof wiring to keep your products safe while being stored in colder environments.

Divide temperature ranges:. Different products require different temperatures (vegetables need to be stored at 55°, dairy and meat needs to be stored just above freezing). Careful division between these areas is required to prevent food from getting too cold or warming up too quickly. Installing partitions around your freezers or lower-temperature areas is a good way to divide your products and keep everything safe and properly stored.

Every chef, kitchen manager, and restaurant owner knows the importance of securing produce and food inventory in appropriate containers during cold storage. Perishable foods, fruits, and vegetables should be maintained according to food-safe temperature guidelines to optimize freshness. Organize your refrigerated spaces with cold food storage containers from Restaurantware. Our containers are transparent so that kitchen staff can easily identify food and durable for long-lasting reliability.