Posted: Tuesday, September 17 2019
By Lois Harris
Many industry experts believe that when it comes to food safety, transportation is one of the most complex points along the supply chain.
“The key components for ensuring food safety during transport are maintaining the security of the load and maintaining temperature,” says Erica Waara, North American Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager for Gordon Food Service (GFS).
She adds that, in Canada, time- and temperature-sensitive foods have to be kept at four degrees Celsius or less throughout the process.
But there’s more to the issue than temperature: multiple players and different kinds of products – sometimes in the same load – make keeping food safe in transport challenging, according to Steve Burton, Founder and CEO of Icicle Technologies, a Vancouver-based company that sells automated systems for maintaining food safety and quality.