Pet Food Processing - March 2023 - 72

DISTRIBUTION
keeping it
COLD
Processors of fresh and frozen pet foods
face unique distribution challenges.
By Richard Rowlands | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
In recent years, fresh, preservative-free products have
become increasingly popular among pet owners.
However, these products come with a unique challenge
for pet food manufacturers and distributors - ensuring
the food is kept cold during transport and storage.
Without an effective cold chain management system,
fresh pet foods can quickly spoil, leading to waste and
customer dissatisfaction.
To maintain freshness and safety, pet food manufacturers
must employ a rigorous cold chain management
system that ensures proper temperature control from
production to delivery. This involves a combination of
temperature-controlled storage and transportation, as
well as monitoring temperatures at various points along
the supply chain. While this process can be costly, it is
essential to protect food safety and quality while maintaining
customer satisfaction.
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Maintaining freshness
Secaucus, NJ-based Freshpet is one pet food manufacturer
that has implemented a comprehensive cold chain
system that includes several measures to ensure product
freshness. The first step is storing product locally near its
manufacturing facility, allowing for quick and efficient
distribution. Strict protocols are then followed to ensure
that products are stored, transported and handled at the
right temperatures.
" We store our product locally to our manufacturing
and then quickly distribute to our customers through
multiple nodes of warehousing and modes of distribution, "
explained Dirk Martin, vice president of logistics
and customer service, Freshpet. " Focus is on the timely
transfer to our customer distribution channels to maximize
the freshness and shelf life of our products. We
have set rigid standards with all segments of our cold
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