The Science of Cold: Why certain foods are best stored at different temperatures

Posted by VersaCold on Dec 1, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Keep cold and carry on – not quite…

The concept of refrigeration is a relatively simple one. Store foods that are not yet ready to be consumed at a temperature low enough to preserve their optimal freshness and quality – until such a time when they are ready to be prepared or eaten.

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Topics: VersaCold, Safety Tips, food safety

La science du froid : pourquoi certains aliments sont mieux entreposés à des températures différentes

Posted by VersaCold on Dec 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Gardez votre sang-froid et continuez – pas tout à fait…

Le concept de la réfrigération est assez simple. Entreposer des aliments qui ne sont pas encore prêts pour la consommation à des températures suffisamment basses pour conserver leur fraîcheur et leur qualité optimales, et ce, jusqu’au moment où ils sont prêts à être préparés ou consommés.

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Sharing the Load for FSMA Compliance

Posted by VersaCold on Oct 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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How does BRC compliance affect the VersaCold customer?

Posted by VersaCold on May 10, 2017 3:51:49 PM

In the cold chain logistics world, being properly certified is important to both customers and the provider. Not having the right certifications can force customers to carry out costly second party audits with funds that could be better spent within their own company. That is why VersaCold goes above and beyond to provide certifications such as the BRC (British Retaill Consortium) Global Standards for Storage and Distribution, a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized scheme. GFSI is a not-for-profit organization that benchmarks food safety standards around the globe and gives recognition to standards that meet certain agreed upon requirements.

BRC certification gives customers confidence that facilities are operating at a global standard that is concerned with both food safety and food quality. VersaCold is proud to have six of their facilities BRC certified and is projected to have all facilities certified by 2018, with twelve more facilities being added this year. 

What exactly is a BRC certification and why does it matter to VersaCold customers? Read more to find out.

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What is the Food Safety Modernization Act and how does it affect VersaCold customers?

Posted by VersaCold on May 5, 2017 10:50:22 AM

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011, by President Barak Obama and represents the most widespread and sweeping reform to American food safety laws in the last 70 years. The FDA website explains that the FSMA “gives the FDA new mandates, authorities, and oversight tools aimed at providing solid assurances that those practices are being carried out by the food industry on a consistent, on-going basis.”

So what exactly is the FSMA and why does it matter to VersaCold clients? Read more to find out how the law could affect your business and what VersaCold is doing to ensure compliance for its customers.

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Topics: VersaCold, food safety