June 22, 2021

Keep home-delivered foods safe

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Home-delivered food is the ultimate convenience. If you are delivering groceries, subscription meal kits, and other perishable refrigerated products, food safety should be top of mind.

Regardless of where the food comes from, safety practices are essential to prevent food poisoning and making customers ill. And temperatures can change rapidly. According to FoodSafety.gov, "Bacteria grow most rapidly in the range of temperatures between 40°F and 140°F, doubling in numbers in as little as 20 minutes."

Perfect for any delivery


Here’s where Coldtainer® from Thermo King comes in. These stand-alone temperature-controlled containers are made from highly durable molded polyethylene and food-grade materials, are easy to clean, and are in compliance with health and safety standards. Coldtainer from Thermo King also makes it easy to deliver items at different temperatures. If you have an insulated van or delivery vehicle, and you need to run more than one product temperature, adding a unit to the vehicle allows you to easily meet this need. The unit installs quickly and eliminates the need for costly custom insulated compartments or bulkheads. 

We’ve come a long way from delivering pizza transported in a flimsy insulated bag. How we move forward to ensure the safety of the food supply chain is critical. Keeping food safe at controlled temperatures during delivery will ensure your customers can confidently place orders to be delivered to their front door.


Keep food out of the danger zone


Whether you are delivering flowers, frozen pet food, or hot catered food, you need a solution specifically tailored to your industry. For restaurants or caterers, your entire business depends on getting prepared food to a specific location at the ideal temperature. There is no better way to ruin your word-of-mouth reputation than showing up with food, appetizers, and drinks that are lukewarm or tepid.


Stay informed the whole trip


How can you maintain ideal temps during delivery? The temperature-controlled models of Coldtainer from Thermo King feature an integrated battery monitor and a user-friendly digital display to view temperature and status, and for temperature set point control. The portable cooling containers also record temperatures and have a mobile Bluetooth capability for downloading data to meet recordkeeping requirements.

The optional Bluetooth EVlink mobile application allows you to connect your unit’s digital thermostat to a tablet or smartphone. This innovative solution allows you to check and change the operating parameters remotely. The app also provides real-time monitoring, and the ability to view and transfer temperature records.