What is food grade?
Food grade refers to equipment and materials that are safe to use in the production, storage and warehousing of food products. Third party logistics providers offering food grade logistics services, such as food grade storage and food grade warehousing, must adhere to a series of strict regulations set out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to ensure food products are stored safely for human consumption.
As an industry leader in food grade logistics in Canada, we adhere to 4 key principles to ensure top quality food grade storage:
- Pest Control
- Cleaning and Sanitation Schedule
- Personal Hygiene and Training Program
- Lot Traceability
Special care for food grade logistics
Food grade logistics (including dry food logistics and wet food logistics) and food grade storage solutions require a unique set of standards to ensure the health and safety of the end consumer of your product. In selecting a third party logistics (3pl) warehousing supplier for your food products, it is important to be aware of these standards and what your 3pl provider is doing to meet and exceed those standards.
At McKenna Logistics Centres, all of our food grade warehouses and storage facilities are monitored, controlled and secure environments. We dedicate ourselves to ensuring the quality of your product is never compromised.
Exceeding food grade logistics & storage requirements
Maintaining the quality of your food products is always our top priority. Our food grade storage facilities adhere to the key requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as well as Good Hygiene Practices (GHP). No matter your product, these practices are implemented to ensure the highest 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.
As experienced logistics professionals, our experienced team continues to stay up to date on industry best practices. We are active in various associations, such as the International Warehouse Logistics Association, the Canadian Health Foods Association and Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada (SCL), among others, and are committed to exceeding industry standards and requirements.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help tailor a storage solution that goes beyond expectations and guarantees top product quality for your customers.
Quality assurance for food grade storage & logistics
When it comes to food grade logistics and the integrity of your product, we are consistently committed to both quality and accountability.
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 (SOPs). 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.
Choose McKenna Logistics Centres for your food grade storage needs
As a quality third party logistics (3pl) provider with warehouses strategically located near major shipping lines and facilities in Toronto, Mississauga, and Brampton, McKenna Logistics Centres is able to provide safe and efficient food grade storage and food grade logistics solutions that are timely and convenient.
Contact us today for more information about our food grade logistics and programs!