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Cold Chain Packaging of Frozen Foods for Shipping. A Primer for Temperature-Controlled Solutions.

Advantages of Cold Chain Packaging of Frozen Foods for Shipping

Whether frozen or refrigerated, many foods must be kept at the proper temperatures to be safe for consumption. Proper cold chain packaging can help, providing temperature stability from processing to arrival.
  • Extend product shelf life
  • Reduce loss of quality and nutrients
  • Maintain product integrity during distribution process
  • Decrease the risk of microbial contamination.
Proper packaging helps products remain safe for human consumption for much longer and allows them to be:
  • Transferred with a continuous operation, such as with a delivery truck, and transferred to refrigerators or freezers without compromising quality
  • Better protected against spreading foodborne illnesses caused by bacterial growth
  • Preserved against spoilage

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Foods that Need to Be Frozen (and the Right Temperatures)

Fruits, vegetables, fish, and meats all need to be refrigerated or frozen to maintain their quality during the transportation process. Chilling fruits and vegetables will help them maintain their quality for longer while freezing, or chilling meats and fish will prevent spoilage and the growth of potentially dangerous bacteria.

Click to see what products should be stored at -18°C

For preventing bacterial growth, avoid these temperatures

Click to see what products should be stored at -18°C
For preventing bacterial growth, avoid these temperatures

Products Designed to Protect Frozen Foods in Transit

While there are several factors to designing a protective packaging system, most rely on a few main components: The cooler, refrigerant, and an outer corrugate box. Below are some of those products designed for this purpose.

Coolers

An insulated cooler, also known as thermal or insulated shipper, includes EPS or EPP molded coolers. They are available in a multitude of sizes.

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Gel Packs

Gel packs are a low-cost method of cold chain shipping refrigerants. They come in a variety of sizes, temperature ranges, outer shells and temperature durations.

 

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Hard Bottle PCM

Hard bottle PCM’s (phase change materials) are designed for shipping in warehouse and packing environments that require tight a pack out or rough handling environments.

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Flexible Water Blankets

Flexible water blankets are the perfect choice for shipping products where scalability and uniform cold are essential. They can be wrapped around the product for 365 degrees of cold. Read More

TempAid Cold Chain Solutions

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About US

TempAid™, a division of Rapid Aid Corp., manufactures a complete line of cold chain solutions designed for optimal temperature stability in the food, pharmaceutical, and laboratory sectors. As part of the Rapid Aid brand, the company has been delivering solutions to the market since 1975. The company has the capacity and manufacturing capability to deliver hundreds of millions of units per year.

LEADERSHIP IN INNOVATION

Our strategic investment in new technologies, materials and methods deliver the best quality products at the best possible cost.

Manufacturing Excellence

Over 45 years of manufacturing excellence and experience – production acumen we pass on to you.

Global Reach

Manufacturing on three continents assures a stable supply chain and cost optimization to meet your needs.

SUSTAINABility Driven

Our continued sustainability focus helps the world run better and improve people's lives, a guiding principle to our business strategy.

Cold Chain Packaging Options and Components

There are different cold chain packaging options and components to help maintain the integrity of the products.

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DURABLE LEAK-PROOF GEL PACKS

A cost conscious choice for when a hardier gel pack may be needed.

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FLEXIBLE WATER BLANKETS

Temperature control for shipping sensitive products where scalability and uniform cold is needed.
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Gel Packs

Reusable, recyclable, drain-safe gel packs eliminate thousands of tons of waste each year.
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HARD BOTTLE GEL PACKS & PCM

A durable choice for rough environments where reuse and tight pack outs are required.
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LOW COST
GEL PACKS

Engineer your packaging to assure optimum performance and pack out simplicity.

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INSULATED CONTAINERS

We have a full line of lightweight & low cost insulated coolers for every application.
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ANTIMICROBIAL
Gel Packs

Continuous protection against bacterial contamination, odors, and stains.
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Tested
solutions

Engineer your packaging to assure optimum performance and pack-out simplicity.

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About TempAid Lab Testing for Frozen Foods

Our ISTA certified labs offer packaging testing of frozen food processing, manufacturing, and packaging suppliers. The tests we conduct include:

  • Distribution simulation (ASTM D4169, ISTA Series 1-7)
  • Environmental conditioning (ISTA 2A & 3A, ASTM D4332)
  • Shelf-life testing (ASTM F1980)

This helps distributors simulate the conditions that packages will be sent through and analyzes the cold chain process to ensure it adheres to all industry regulations.

Contact Us for More Information on Packaging of Frozen Foods

TempAid leads the industry in the packaging of temperature-sensitive products and solutions. For more information about our cold chain packaging products and solutions, contact us toll-free at 1-800-COLD-HOT or at 905-820-4788.

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