Food storage is a major issue when keeping food safe. Food which is not correctly stored can spoil or become contaminated, which can make people sick.
In ancient times, people used to pack their meat and other food items in the snow. They knew that by doing this, would prolong the usable life of the food. This concept led to the birth of the refrigeration industry.
Food storage refers to food which is kept in the commercial or non-commercial refrigerators.
The life of many foods may be increased by storage at temperature below 4°C. The freezing of food involves lowering its temperature below 0°C, resulting in the gradual conversion of water, present in the food, into ice.
The main difference between the commercial and non-commercial refrigerators is in their role.
Almost everyone would have a refrigerator at home. These appliances are useful for keeping food and drinks cool. By keeping these items cool, domestic refrigerators slow down the decomposition process. Non-commercial refrigerators come in a specific range of sizes.
Commercial refrigerators come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Commercial refrigerators will usually be larger and more powerful than the non-commercial ones. These make them ideal for commercial businesses of any size and scope. The commercial refrigeration units will offer increased storage space too. Your cold storage unit should allow you to actively monitor the temperature of the unit throughout the day to ensure you comply with the legal food storage guidelines. Depending upon the food or drink product you need to store there is a range of temperature options available including ambient, cold storage and blast freezers. The Health and Safety standards for the food industry are rigorous and complex. Most cold storage units are designed to allow customers to deep clean their facility, this includes the food safe walls and floors, easing the pressure on hygiene standards.
We offer a selection of different size units ranging from 14 pallet cold stores to cold storage modular complexes. If you are unsure of the right sized unit, please contact our experts who will advise based on your business needs.
Refrigeration units are pivotal to many commercial food businesses success. Our experienced team understands the constant pressures that the food sector is under, we strive to differentiate our customer’s solutions and help to grow this ever-changing industry. To find out more visit our Sectors page or contact our team at 045 448 810.