Humidity and Temperature and Their Detrimental Affects on Warehousing
Humidity is not always a packages friend, especially food packages. Gratefully, Minnesota is not an abnormally humid state, which is true of much of the upper midwest. Even though there are humid days, it is definitely manageable, especially when you factor in the climate-control measures provided within each of Citi-Cargo’s food-grade warehouses.
You’re covered with Citi-Cargo, but what are some of the risks of warehousing food in an uncontrolled environment?
- Mold and Decreased Shelf Life
If your dry foods are exposed to humidity, they run the risk of growing bacteria and mold, thus decreasing its shelf life. For your food products to be the freshest, cleanliest, and most excellent products on the grocery’s shelves, commit to keeping them in pristine condition during warehousing.
- Microorganisms and Condensation
Moisture is a key conduit of microorganisms and their population on condensation. If airflow is not controlled, microorganism and contaminants can travel from one area to another, infecting different products.
Even though packaging is strong and sturdy, it doesn’t mean it’s flawless. If a warehouse contains humidity, moisture can break down packaging and find its way to the product within.
- Nutritional Value
Food stored at an incorrect temperature can lose nutritional value.
All in all, a warehouse is supposed to be a safe haven for inventory. It should be a space that is controlled to deliver the most normal and safe conditions for the products stored within. Actually, it should be more normal than normal.