How to manage a food storage warehouse during COVID-19

March 31, 2020 1:12 pm

COVID-19 has changed many aspects of daily life both personally and professionally. In businesses, new guidelines and procedures have been established to keep consumers and employers safe. In the food storage industry, these changes have greatly impacted the way products are handled and stored. These changes are evident in food storage warehouses, causing new layouts and processes to be established and companies to rely heavily on their industrial storage systems. To better manage a food storage warehouse amidst all these changes, keep the following in mind.

Consider your cold storage
One of the best ways to keep food safe is through cold storage. However, you don’t want to expand your cold storage products without ensuring that you have space in your warehouse and the industrial storage solutions to find items quickly and easily. As you consider cold storage, look for steel shelves that maximize space, allow for organization, and follow all current guidelines and regulations.

Storage with safety in mind
The layout of your food warehouse may be impacted due to COVID-19. Each food item will have different requirements to ensure it is stored properly and safely and you will need to develop a storage system with these specifications in mind.
For example, you should have comprehensive systems established that inform all workers of when products were set on the shelves, who has access to them, etc. If there are any products or areas of the warehouse that were once accessible to customers or distributors, you may need to limit who has access to these areas and make adjustments as necessary.

Cleaning guidelines
While managing your food warehouse, you may be focused on cleaning very specific areas or items. It is crucial you establish a sanitizing schedule and specific process to ensure all areas are properly disinfected and free from most contaminants and pollutants.

At West Pacific Storage Solutions, we are one of the leading steel shelves manufacturers in the USA. We offer a selection of industrial shelves that are durable, maximize your current space, and keep all of your food items organized before, during, and after the COVID pandemic. Contact us to learn more about our industrial storage systems and customization options.

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