Using Transport to Keep Your Food Safe and Fresh

Assorted Raw Organic VegetablesIn the food business, whether you’re selling food in supermarkets or cooking dishes for a restaurant, the safety of the product is always important. A tiny mistake can mean your profit, your reputation and your consumers’ health. In transporting food, there are important areas to watch out for.

Sourcing – When looking for suppliers and providers, check the quality of their products, customer service and delivery. This is especially true with perishable goods such as fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood. Also, check if they have discount prices for wholesale purchases and how fast they can deliver in Sydney.

Packing – Once you’ve prepped your items, pack them into containers for delivery. The packaging itself has to be certified for consumption, without any harmful chemicals added during its manufacturing. Choose packaging that separates contaminants and external elements from your products. It should limit the possible growth of bacteria and mould, brought both by moisture and warmth.

Transportation – Your chosen vehicle has to be clean enough to prevent contamination and has to be stable enough to prevent spills and possible damage to your items. If the food needs to be delivered at a certain temperature, find container vans or carriers that have heating and cooling systems that fit your requirements.

Storage – The storage area should be able to maintain the proper temperature and humidity. Watch out for unwanted elements such as pests, dirt, chemicals and other contaminants. There should also be enough space for all your products to avoid overstuffing.

While production is the heart of the food business, transport makes profitability happen by bringing it to consumers. Monitor these areas carefully if you want to excel in the food industry.