What Products Should Be Stored in Temperature-Controlled Warehousing?

iStock-614978812When it comes to temperature-controlled warehousing, there are a variety of factors that brands must evaluate in order to determine if their products need a specialty storage solution. Because product storage requirements can vary so much, it's important for brands to consider each product on a case-by-case basis to ensure product quality and safety measures are met.

Here are some examples of products that should be stored in food-grade, temperature-controlled warehouses:

  • Energy, protein and general nutrition bars

    • Nutrition bars of the past look a lot different than their counterparts today. With breakthroughs in food technology, customer demand and evolving nutritional requirements, many food brands have expanded their bar lines to include flavors like chocolate or yogurt-based dips, which both require a temperature environment. If not stored in the right conditions, nutrition bars containing chocolate or similar materials can melt.

    • Bars can also contain fruit products or other ingredients that can soften or harden depending on the temperature. This is why having a consistent, controlled environment is essential so that product doesn't shift despite conditions. Many traditional warehousing providers cannot guarantee a stable temperature for these products, which is why specialty temperature-controlled warehousing can be beneficial for nutrition bar brands. 

  • Confectionery products

    • Confectionery products such as candies also require a reliable, stable temperature-controlled environment. Due to the fragile nature of these products, they are incredibly sensitive to shifts in temperature. They can melt quickly. Any confectionery product that contains an ingredient like chocolate or caramel can succumb to shifts in temperature if not stored correctly. By ensuring the warehousing environment has active systems monitoring controlled temperatures, brands can trust that product is being stored correctly and safely.
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Many pharmaceuticals must be stored at specific temperatures to ensure their chemical structures remain intact. If pharmaceuticals become subject to temperature changes, the product can have its molecular structure altered, losing its effectiveness.
    • By storing pharmaceutical products at required temperatures, healthcare providers and pharmacists can trust that the medication they are prescribing and dispensing is safe and will be effective for patients.

If you have products that you believe need stored in temperature-controlled warehousing, it will require a partner who knows the ins-and-outs of specialty storage needs. When looking for a temperature-controlled warehousing solution, it is imperative to find a provider who cares for your product they they would their own.

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