Dry Foods & Grocery
Special care for food grade logistics
Food grade logistics require a unique set of standards to ensure health and safety for the end consumer of your product. In selecting a third party warehousing (3pl) supplier for your food products, it is important to be aware of these standards and what your 3pl is doing to meet and exceed them.
The majority of food grade warehousing facilities adhere to the key requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices, or GMP, as well as Good Hygiene Practices (GHP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HAACP). These practices are implemented to ensure a high level of quality assurance and to avoid any contamination or defect that can be observed on any food grade product at any stage of manufacturing, production, or warehousing and transportation.
Key procedures for food grade storage
At every stage of the process from manufacturing to outsourcing your food grade storage, quality assurance and control checks must be carried out according to detailed standard operating procedures (SOP). These procedures clearly identify the types of defects or contamination that can exist and the acceptable limits for them. They also indicate who is responsible for these checks at each stage and the set times and overall frequency.
Contact us today for more information about our warehousing and transportation programs for your food products or learn about McKenna’s 4 principals for food grade storage.