West Coast living has its downfalls, especially when you’re storing food in a refrigerated warehouse. There are a lot of obstacles that businesses in California have to overcome due to a 12-month summer, and storing perishable food is one of them.
Temperature Controlled Warehouse: A Key Factor in Food Storage
A reliable temperature controlled warehouse is essential when you’re in the food service industry. Millions of people around the world indulge in taking themselves and their families out to restaurants where they can wine, dine, and enjoy quality food.
A lot of factors can play a part in poor-quality food, but an inaccurately temperature controlled warehouse shouldn’t be the demise of your perishable goods.
Types of Cold Storage Warehouses
There are several storage solutions that can keep your refrigerated goods at their best, including:
- Refrigerated containers
- Blast freezers and chillers
- Cold rooms
- Pharmaceutical-grade storage
- Dedicated cold storage facilities
More often than not, a refrigerated warehouse is crucial for keeping food and beverages at peak quality. There are many challenges when storing cold food in a temperature controlled warehouse, and many factors can play a part in getting your refrigerated warehouse temperature just right. In fact, even the seasonal temperature outside can affect what’s happening to the food inside your temperature controlled warehouse. And for states with mostly warm climates all year round, like California, maintaining temperature controlled storage is a full-time job.
Cold Storage California
If you can’t store it yourself, FW Logistics has two California locations where we can provide a temperature controlled warehouse. We offer industry-specific solutions made for combating the warm climate. That way, your goods stay fresh and remain in optimal condition, despite the climbing temperatures that the outside world may be experiencing.
Keep Food Cold in Tracy City
FW Logistics in Tracy City, California, offers all the amenities you need to keep a variety of products at their best state in a temperature controlled warehouse.
Our climate controlled cold storage California facility has the ability to keep a number of cold foods at an optimal temperature:
- Perishable foods
- Ice cream
- GMP food grade products
Beat the LA Heat
Cold storage is essential when you need to keep products near end users but don’t have an immediate need for them. Our Los Angeles location was designed just for this dilemma. LA is the financial, commercial, and cultural epicenter of Southern California. That’s why we designed this location to help businesses take advantage of customized 3PL solutions, such as an adequate refrigerated warehouse.
FW Logistics’ service isn’t limited to California—we also have multiple locations in many other states, including:
- North Carolina
Cold Storage Warehouse Requirements
No matter where the location, once you’ve found a refrigerated warehouse that has the capability to keep your products at an optimal temperature, you need to make sure that the storage space has passed all relevant inspections and ensure it’s up to industry-wide standards.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that all facilities in the industry meet certain criteria:
- All food manufacturing, including packaging and storage, shall be conducted under such conditions and controls as are necessary to minimize the potential for the growth of microorganisms, or for the contamination of food. One way to comply with this requirement is careful monitoring of physical factors such as time, temperature, humidity, aw, pH, pressure, flow rate, and manufacturing operations such as freezing, dehydration, heat processing, acidification, and refrigeration to ensure that mechanical breakdowns, time delays, temperature fluctuations, and other factors do not contribute to the decomposition or contamination of food.
- Equipment, containers, and utensils used to convey, hold, or store raw materials, work-in-process, rework, or food shall be constructed, handled, and maintained during manufacturing or storage in a manner that protects against contamination.
FW Logistics follows all FDA guidelines related to cold storage warehouse requirements by monitoring the temperature and humidity of every refrigerated warehouse we manage.
We also hold several food-grade warehousing certifications that were presented to us for providing our clients with the best food grade storage solutions. Our warehouses are certified for storage of food, ingredients, containers, and beverages. We frequently go through independent AIB inspections to uphold our standards and stay up to date on industry trends.
Consider Us Your Cold Storage California Solution
When it comes to the West Coast, we have all the right temperature controlled warehouse solutions. Whether you want to get an estimate or have a specific cold storage warehouse requirement concern, don’t hesitate to contact us today!