Temperature Controlled Transportation
Temperature-controlled transportation consists in conveying products from a point A to a point B, in compliance with strict health and safety standards in terms of temperature.
Temperature-controlled transportation is the best solution for ensuring perfect preservation of products requiring stable temperatures during transport. Temperature increases and decreases would lead to a change in structure, rendering these products inedible. They would develop bacteria or germs which could be potentially harmful for consumers.
This being said, temperature-controlled transportation is not only for food. Countless other products require this form of transport, including certain cosmetics or pharmaceuticals. Flowers and livestock transport also require a controlled temperature environment throughout the entire supply chain.
Specificities of temperature-controlled transportation
- When transporting perishable goods, vehicles must comply with the technical recommendations stipulated in the agreement on the transport of perishable cargoes.
- Each vehicle has its own certificate: vacuum insulated, refrigerated, cooling or heating.
- The compliance certificate delivered by the CEMAFROID organisation must be presented during road checks.
- New vehicles are automatically subjected to verification tests, to check their abilities.
- Trucks must then undergo periodic checks after 6 and 9 years.
- After 12 years, CEMAFROID inspects the vehicle and delivers a new certificate, which is valid for 6 years.
The certificate is not required in the following cases:
- When transporting refrigerated or frozen produce over fewer than 50 miles with no bulk breakage;
- When transporting industrial dairy products in a tank over fewer than 125 miles with no bulk breakage;
- When transporting frozen fish and seafood products for less than one hour and fewer than 50 miles.