BRC compliance: Meeting global standards, coast-to-coast

Posted by VersaCold on Apr 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Why VersaCold is committed to the BRC compliance

VersaCold has invested years of care and expertise in food safety and cold chain quality assurance. We are dedicated to food. That’s why we go above and beyond to demonstrate our commitment to providing customers with the highest level of quality and freshness. And one way we honour this commitment is by choosing to utilize certifications like The British Retail Consortium (BRC) to regulate and maintain our quality standards.

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Topics: VersaCold, Cold Chain, Cold Chain Regulations, food safety

A Cold Chain Reaction

Posted by VersaCold on Mar 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

VersaCold on the evolution of cold chain logistics and 3PL/4PL

Whether it’s through distributors, producers, manufacturers or retailers, the food industry is constantly evolving. From new buying trends to shifting regulations, there are many recent factors that have been impacting the industry around the globe. And as consumer demands continue to change, supply chains must continue to evolve with them.

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Topics: VersaCold, Transportation, 3PL, 4PL

Electronic Logging Devices – for the better

Posted by VersaCold on Mar 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Debunking some common ELD misconceptions

ELDs (Electronic Logging Devices) have been a hot topic of discussion in the recent months following December’s US mandate. And while Canadians begin to prepare for an ELD mandate of their own, the topic is proving to be quite a controversial one.

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Topics: VersaCold, Technology, Transportation

Thinking National. Acting Local. Great Fit.

Posted by VersaCold on Feb 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Supply chain expertise presents a charitable partnership opportunity; common values seal the deal.

One of the great things about working nationally throughout Canada is that you start to develop an understanding that it’s a giant landscape compiled of unique and amazing local communities that people really care about. Which is why over the last year, as we have undergone a search to find the right charitable partner, it has been important for us to find an organization with a strong national presence but makes a real impact at a local level.

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Topics: VersaCold, Food Banks of Canada

This January, Milton Ontario just got a little bit colder

Posted by VersaCold on Jan 22, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Introducing an expanded partnership…

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What makes a strategic partnership? And shouldn’t all partnerships be strategic to a large extent? While these questions may seem somewhat rhetorical—and in fact they are—in the business sense, a strong strategic partnership should benefit both parties in ways that could not otherwise be accomplished exclusively. And the strongest partnerships continue to build and grow, lasting for years to come.

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Bring on the cold: VersaCold presents Canada's top winter events

Posted by VersaCold on Dec 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Ottawa, Canada - February 5, 2013: Ice sculpture of a polar bear holding a maple leaf at the 2013 Ottawa Winterlude Festival

As family and friends ring in the New Year and get ready for winter, VersaCold is working in the background, partnering with our customers to make sure the food that reaches tables is fresh, safe, and delicious.
Winter is Canada’s season, and at VersaCold we love all things cold and Canadian, so what better way to embrace the frosty weather and celebrate living in the great white north than by bundling up and attending one of the country’s many outdoor winter festivals.
With events from coast to coast, there is truly something for everyone. So lace up your skates, grab your toque and check out what’s happening from Jasper to Fredericton. Below is a list of the coolest winter festivals across the country.

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Topics: VersaCold, ExploreCanada

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, food safety, Safety Tips

When it comes to transportation, it’s technology that sets VersaCold apart from competitors

Posted by VersaCold on Nov 13, 2017 9:02:00 AM

In the world of transportation, there is a common misconception that the only difference between carriers is price. It is understandable when you consider the low barriers to entry for the transportation of goods means that anyone can start hauling product and charging for it. However, when it comes to maintaining the highest level quality for your product in the face of evolving regulations and customer preferences, we know that investment in technology and infrastructure is what sets a carrier apart.

That is why VersaCold has in recent years been taking significant steps to implement the latest transportation technology innovations to provide customers with a fully connected cold chain. Strategic investment in technology provides our customers with real-time tracking, enhanced transparency and improved efficiencies so they can rest easy knowing their product is in good hands.

Read more to learn about just a few of the new technology initiatives that VersaCold is in the process of implementing:

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Topics: VersaCold, Technology, Transportation

Sharing the Load for FSMA Compliance

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

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Topics: VersaCold, food safety

Celebrating Wins with Our Customers – the Winfographic

Posted by VersaCold on Oct 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The best part about sharing the same goals as our customers is that achievements, milestones and wins are never just our own. For the last 60 years, we have been fortunate to work side by side to ensure that fresh, safe and quality foods reach the tables of families across North America and the world. And that’s why we’re thankful for our customers and want to celebrate wins we’ve been able to accomplish together.

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