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Strategically located at the ports around the country, Americold’s port sites provide customers with access to new markets. Engineered to maintain cold chain integrity, our facilities combined with our logistics expertise allows delivery of the freshest and safest products from the port to the customer.
We offer point of service packaging for fruits and vegetables at some locations. Or we can seal in your protein products’ nutrients for longer by blast freezing then storing them in one of our frozen environments. We can then bring the product up to a predetermined temperature more quickly using air or water tempering where frozen product is then brought back up to chilled temperatures, ready for use.
Citrus, avocados, blueberries and other products are chilled to perfection in a specifically designed warehouse that allows multiple climate zones.
Our Savannah Georgia Port Facility Campus Expansion is a port-adjacent food storage and processing center within the Americold network for storing products at chilled or frozen temperatures. We can accommodate dairy, produce, protein, and seafood products.
We can isolate and fumigate product as per regulatory guidelines.
We can weigh or segregate product volumes and bag with your brand-labeled materials or those of your customers.
Abide by regulatory requirements, extend product lifespan indefinitely, and lock in flavor, vitamins, and minerals. Americold’s blast freezing process is available at many of our facilities.
Before we opened our Savannah campus for business in 2016, 95 percent of the imported fruits and vegetables entering the U.S. East Coast arrived through Northeast ports and were trucked to customers in the Southeast.
Americold offers a full range of ancillary/value-added services for its customers – the following are just a few examples: manifesting/take weights, slatting & de-slatting, manual order entry, USDA Services, case and each picking, aisle-ready pallet preparation, date stamping, light processing, blast freezing, and tempering. Discover more by clicking here . We can develop new processes and services to compliment your products as well – you have only to ask.
Food Safety and product integrity is a critical component in how we support our customers. Americold complies with regulations from FDA, USDA, as well as state and local requirements. Each of our sites must be in compliance with the requirements contained within the Food Safety Modernization Act. To provide oversight within the company, Americold employs a Corporate Director, Food Safety who provides training and enforces compliance across Americold’s network. Many of our sites are SQF certified or regularly audited by a third party to ensure compliance. Find more information on our Food Safety page.
SQF maintains a web page that provides a tremendous amount of information regarding the food safety programs, training opportunities, and detailed requirements: www.sqfi.com. The actual Code for Storage and Distribution can be found under their “Resource Center” and it’s free to download. You can also find additional information about FDA and the recent Food Safety Modernization Act on the same site.
Americold’s Director of Food Safety is an active member of SQF’s Technical Advisory Council and could likely answer any further questions you might have. Contact us for additional information.