Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Dangers of Transporting Foods in Non-Refrigerated Vehicles


Health and well-being are high on the agenda these days when it comes to eating well and exercising more, but have you ever thought about how that ‘healthy’ food made its way to your plate? The best local restaurants and food outlets take pride in offering the very freshest food and produce that comes delivered by the professional refrigerated transport services in Melbourne and with good reason.

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Fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and other edible produce only tastes its best when it is fresh, which is why some of the best restaurants in the world are located at the source of their best ingredients, but larger cities and more remote locations cannot offer the same produce at the same level. This is where refrigeration comes it to help with keeping the produce as fresh as it possibly can be, from the source to your plate.


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Chilled Product Delivery - OFE Refrigerated Service


When Food Goes Bad 

When food isn’t refrigerated, chilled or frozen, it starts to break down in rather disgusting ways. When it comes to fruit and vegetables, this process starts the moment it is picked from the plant, tree or ground. Whilst this process is completely natural, including for fruit and vegetables, the same can be said for just about any consumable food stuff available in the supermarkets.


Rotten foods

We can’t all live on the ocean and catch fresh fish each morning, getting fish as fresh as possible from the sea to your plate has taken many decades of development in refrigeration processes to be able to work in your favour. Refrigerated transport service in Melbourne gives all retail outlets, shops and restaurants the chance to have the freshest foods delivered when it’s needed, at the temperatures best suited to the particular produce.


Regulated Temperature Control

When you pay for the best produce, you deserve the best quality, so by ensuring that your produce is kept at a dedicated regulated temperature, you can be sure that it meets the chef’s approval when it comes to the freshness of the product. Refrigerated transportation allow a selection of produce to be kept at a customisable temperature for long periods of time during transportation, allowing the food to stay fresher, for longer.


Regulated Temperature Control


Costs are also minimised when you take into consideration the losses accredited to food that has gone off or is no longer usable in a commercial or domestic standard. Together with offering a frozen refrigeration level, many professional refrigerated transportation services have vans and trucks capable of storing two or more sets of produce at different temperatures. This is perfect for small restaurants that need both frozen and chilled produce on a daily basis.


Avoid the Risks Associated With Food Poisoning

Along with the foul smell associated with food that has gone bad, the build-up of bacteria and other harmful effects can not only damage your business but wreak havoc with your health. If you buy food fresh and do not use a refrigerated transport service in Melbourne, you may risk in giving yourself or your customers a dangerously high chance of food poisoning.



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Whilst farm testing and inoculations are minimising the risks of food contamination, all it takes is a single chicken in a batch of 300 to contaminate your entire restaurant’s supply of Sunday roast. Using a professional refrigerated food delivery service to eliminate the risks associated with food poisoning is the best way to improve customer satisfaction and cost-effectiveness in one fell swoop.


Contact your local refrigerated transport services in Melbourne for more information on transporting food produced in accordance with food safety standards. Find out how your business can benefit from the use of refrigerated vans and trucks to deliver your produce as fresh as it can possibly be, and benefit from the excellent economic boost of waste reduction at work or at home.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Choosing a Refrigerated Truck for Your Needs


Refrigerated transport

For large national companies or small private businesses, knowing how to properly transport refrigerated goods will enable you to set higher standards for your business and customers wherever they are. When it comes to delivering fresh food, groceries or other items that rely on low regulated temperatures, finding a reliable solution for your needs could be a little closer to home with OFE Refrigerated Transport.

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Choosing the right vehicle for your needs is a simple choice. With a range of different sized refrigerated transport solutions at your service, your customers will be able to receive their goods in crisp and fresh condition Victoria wide. Take advantage of the wide range of refrigerated vans on offer by choosing the size and type of transport that your business requires most.


Closely Regulated Temperatures

OFE Refrigerated Transport has a range of dual evaporated equipment inside their vehicles to help regulate the temperatures to whatever you require - this allows the transportation of both chilled and frozen foods to be carried at the same time and delivered to meet your busy schedules.

Regulated temperature

Perfect for food service deliveries, if you are a catering company that requires a chilled food storage unit to make your deliveries, why not choose one of the smaller 3 pallets Sprinter vans to allow your produce to be delivered on time, as fresh as it left the kitchen.

For larger businesses that require the transportation of large amounts of frozen produce, why not take advantage of our 24 pallet trucks that can deliver temperature-regulated produce over the long distance. With the addition of the 44-pallet bar trailers, our vehicles have the capacity in its fleet to deliver large amounts of produce to meet your schedule.


Ensure the Freshness of Your Deliveries

Many smaller businesses worry about transporting their food, especially over longer distances and stress about the freshness of their produce when it arrives. You cannot be there for every delivery, but you can ensure freshness of goods thanks to our regulated temperature chilled and frozen storage transportation trucks and vans.

Fresh refrigerated foods

Whilst you cannot re-freeze chilled meats, you can transport them at refrigerator temperatures in OFE’s trucks and vans. The temperature in each vehicle is closely regulated to ensure no loss of freshness or quality over time. Think of our trucks as giant fridges; able to store chilled goods, frozen goods and cold items for as long as a regular fridge or freezer can.

Why not choose OFE Refrigerated Transport for your business when it comes to transporting your food, groceries and produce? Have to get an order of frozen meat to a restaurant by morning? No problem. Have to deliver your chilled foods to a client on a regular basis? We have it covered. With OFE Refrigerated Transport the freshness locks in and the delivery is made.