Shipping Frozen Food

The world consumption of food particularly frozen foods has continued to grow on a daily basis. Different types of animal products are frozen mostly fish. Icing the fish during shipment guarantees that the goods will get to it destination iced and frozen.

Frozen foods are usually transported and shipped using quality insulated containers. These containers are readily available and not expensive. Inexpensive cooler can easily be gotten from grocery stores though the quality might not be good enough. There are containers that have been designed for the purpose of shipping frozen food and are capable of withstanding pressure without breaking easily. These boxes are filled with dry ice depending on the time line required for the frozen foods to be shipped.

The temperature required for shipping frozen food is as important as the foods that are to be shipped. The goods are expected to remain frozen throughout the period it is going to be on transit even till it gets to the final destination. This is what ensures that the quality of the product is retained and that the goods are preserved from spoilage. The goods have to retain its original value during this period and this is very important to both the owner of the goods and those shipping the goods. Dry Ice is often used to ship frozen goods and a combination of gel packs and dry ice will improve the quality of the shipment. 5 to 10 kgs of Dry Ice might be enough for a 24hour trip depending on the type and size of the insulated shipping container. Using large containers will obviously require larger quantity of Ice.

Urethane insulated box is known to perform optimally, holding more than half of the ice in it for more than 24hours during the process of shipping frozen food. The more the Dry Ice stored in the container, the longer it will last. Dry Ice keeps frozen everything in the container. Be sure not to touch the dry ice with bare hands and ensure that the product is kept refrigerated. You are advised to wrap the foods very well so that it has no way of coming in contact with the ice in the container. Use shipping containers that are insulated and the most effective is a urethane insulated container at least 2 inches thick.

The container used for shipping frozen food should be thick otherwise you will require more ice to keep your product frozen. It is better to use thick containers that will guarantee that even if your product is transported during the day, the product will still remain intact and the quality unchanged. Nevertheless, it is best to transport your frozen foods during the night, when the temperature will be friendly and there is a higher guarantee that your product will remain frozen. Transporting at night increases the chances that the frozen food being shipped will not lose it frost and the possibilities improved performance by the ice used in freezing the product.