When it comes to the food we consume, taking chances on spoiled, old, or contaminated food is often inadvisable. There are thousands of strains of bacteria in the food we eat every day. Most of the bacteria found in foods are harmless, just as many of the kinds of bacteria in our bodies are harmless, but there are also hundreds of kinds of bacteria that thrive in foods that are beginning to decline in freshness. From veggies to meats, improper food storage can be a huge health risk. Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company specializes in keeping frozen foods of all kinds in peak condition and preventing contamination with our state-of-art climate controlled storage in Albert Lea, MN.
There are many ways to store food, and which type of storage is the best depends on the type of food. For the many kinds of foods that are commercially frozen, stored frozen, and sold in the freezer aisle of your grocery store, proper climate controlled storage is crucial for maintaining food quality and freshness.
If frozen food isn’t stored in the exact temperatures and climate needed, these foods can quickly decline in quality and safety. Our freezer warehouses are kept at 0º Fahrenheit for all foods that must be frozen for extended periods of time—from the packaging location to your home freezer. We guarantee that all foods in our climate controlled storage meet certified and approved standards for keeping frozen food in optimal conditions for the consumer. Some companies that don’t meet these standards may have subpar storage for frozen foods, leading to danger zones in the storage space.
When temperatures rise…
The golden standard for frozen food storage is below 0º F because low temperatures keep bacteria and other pathogens inactive. Although you can only truly kill contaminating organisms by cooking food, it’s important to keep those dangers dormant during freezer storage time. Any temperatures higher than the required 0º F are considered danger zones. Any temperatures above 40º F allow most types of bacteria to become active and quickly multiply. Even below 40º F—the temperature of most refrigerators—foods can decay in slow motion, and bacteria and dangerous particles can still become a problem. We’ve all experienced food going bad after a while in our fridges, but imagine if your food was slowly losing its quality and fails safety standards in industrial freezers even before it reaches grocery shelves.
It’s essential for large operation freezer storage facilities to meet and uphold temperature and climate standards for the safety of the consumer. For excellence in temperature and climate controlled storage in Albert Lea, MN, look no further than Minnestoa Freezer Warehouse Company. Contact us at (844) 373-1477 today for more information.