The human body isn’t designed to work in sub-zero temperatures, yet the majority of frozen food operations conduct warehousing activities manually, requiring workers to physically withstand harsh environments. In order to combat these inefficiencies, today’s most forward-thinking food operations are turning to automation technology to decouple labor from sub-zero environments.
The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), Alexandria, Va., partnered with Refrigerated & Frozen Foods to publish its annual North American Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Warehouse Guide.
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods talks exclusively with Barb Maynard, national communications director for the Justice for Port Drivers, to discuss why the truck drivers are on strike and how it impacts the cold food industry.
While food producers and processors bear the primary responsibility for food safety under the FSMA, they also rely heavily on partners in the refrigerated transportation industry to ensure that safe and sanitary conditions are maintained throughout a product’s journey to market.