Transportation of fresh fruits and vegetables from California

Many American states are famous for one unique vegetable or fruit; California has a reputation as the main source of produce. This state doesn’t only produce fresh products. It is  the main exporter of such products in the country. Transporting fresh vegetables that are grown in California, carriers must know that they must do everything properly and quickly. Also, everyone who works in this sphere knows the following peculiarities.

Delivering fresh products, farmers understand the importance of choosing a proper cargo carrier. The right choice affects income. The most important point of partial truckload shipping is to deliver goods  to the customers in a proper condition.

One more peculiar feature that must be taken into account is the individual storage terms of different products. California is located in such a way that such perishable goods can be delivered by ships as well as by trucks. But the duration of transportation by ship and by truck can be different. That’s why it’s too important to understand how much time you can spend on delivery. Any mistake leads to unpleasant results. For example, clients will not buy products that don’t look fresh. The best way to provide clients with fresh products is to plan delivery properly and cooperate with responsible carriers.

Also, if you grow fruits and vegetables, and try to get a place on the national market, you must know about FDA. It is the Food and Drug Administration. Such authority deals with transportation regulation of fresh products. The main aim of administration work is to prevent risks that can occur during transportation. The Food and Drug Administration works a lot, because earlier carriers didn’t cool products properly, didn’t serve the trucks, and didn’t protect meal products.

The Food and Drug Administration passed FSMA in 2011. It is the act about the modernization of meal products. It helps to provide safe transportation of the products. 

As for the logistics, it must be taken into account while delivering seasonal products from California. As we mentioned above, the main point is safety, and proper logistics help to organize this. When planning the route, logistics specialists take into consideration not only the road state but also the deadlines. If the goods are not delivered on time, they are not ready to use. In this case, the farmer loses his/her money, and clients don’t get the goods they want.

There are two ways of storing products. Senders often freeze or cool them. Low temperature prevents spoilage, but different products require different temperatures. The most successful logistics process consists of some stages. It allows you to keep the needed temperature during the whole process. It consists of industrial premises and warehouses with cooling systems. Then goods are transported in refrigerators. Then they are placed in trade warehouses with cooling systems. And the last stage is cooling equipment used at the place where the goods are sold.