Pet Food Warehousing Logistics
There are a few types of food storage warehouses. Dry storage, frozen food storage and refrigerated storage are the three most common types of food storage warehouses. Depending on your needs, these are the most likely options for human or pet food warehousing logistics.
Important factors, regardless of the type of facility:
- One of the most important factors is the cleanliness. It is imperative for pet food warehousing storage that the facility is clean and well maintained so it does not grow bacteria, fungus or create any other health hazardous situations.
- Another consideration is the condition of the building. Food grade warehouses should have very strict regulations. The more well maintained the building is, the less likely there will be pests or rodents to contaminate the food. The building should not have holes, cracks or other ways for unwanted critters to enter. As well, the property around the building should be well maintained to keep pests out of the building.
- Although proper building maintenance measures are taken to reduce the ability of pests and rodents entering the facility, a pest control plan is a must for food grade warehousing. The facility should have ongoing and proactive pest control inside the building, as well as outside. Traps, chemicals and even personnel should be used to keep pests and rodents out of the facility.
- The quality of the operation, building and staff play a big role in finding the right food grade warehouse. Keep in mind that food grade warehouses should be registered with the FDA and up to date with local food safety inspections.
Here at Nebraska Warehouse, we love our pets, and what they are eating. We take special measurements to follow all FDA regulations, making sure we have the cleanest and safestest warehouses for all pet foods.