Proper Freezing and Storage of Food – A Crucial Step from Farmland to Table

From a small garden or family farm to a huge multinational agricultural provider, in order to preserve your products, you need to find proper storage and a way to refrigerate or freeze so as not to waste. As we know, freezing food is a way of slowing down decomposition and turning any remaining moisture into ice, preventing the growth of bacteria in food. Minnesota Freezer Warehouse works hand-in-hand with major producers all over the Upper Midwest to ensure that the quality of frozen foods is the best that it can be.

Chemical compounds such as enzymes are found in fresh fruit and vegetables. As fruits and vegetables age, these enzymes cause flavor changes, color changes, and loss of important nutrients. To prevent these changes, the enzymes must be inactivated. Rapid (and proper) freezing is a process to preserve the quality of the food. However, freezing too fast may cause cracking which can ruin the food product. Finding the perfect balance is the key. Freezing meat is a touchy and tough task. It is imperative to take the proper steps to maintain the safety of the product and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

It is important to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated foods, often times caused by improper storage. Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, headache, and fever. Proper packaging and storage of food at the appropriate temperature is extremely imperative for healthy eating.

Minnesota Freezer Warehouse’ services have a consistent system to provide customers with the proper cold storage and maintaining the quality of their frozen foods from the beginning to the final destination—the table. Our focus is on food safety and trustworthy options for your storage. Contact us today for your cold storage needs.

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820 E. 13th Street
PO Box 86
Albert Lea, MN 56007-0086

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Austin, Minnesota 55912-0475

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