Constructing a basic warehouse facility typically involves building a shell and handing over the keys to the owner.
However, if your new facility is to be used for food preparation and cold storage, it's important to work with a specialist.
Otherwise, you could find out deep into the project that your construction partner was unaware of some of the constantly changing stringent government rules and regulations developed to ensure safe food preparation and energy efficient cold storage operation.
Even the smallest regulation violation or omission could bring your project to a costly standstill until CFIA, USDA, or OMAFRA officials are satisfied with the solution – or in a worst case scenario, whether your project can go forward at all.
As a food plant and cold storage specialist, Coldbox invests thousands of dollars and hours annually to stay current on changes in the industry to ensure that doesn't happen to you.
Our knowledge of the "cold chain" – the system by which food goes from the farm to your home all the while retaining its quality and safety through each step – is unparalleled.
As part of our commitment to making sure our clients are never in violation of food safety regulations, we are active members of the Global Cold Chain Alliance – an organization that provides industry insight and direct access to industry experts.
Every Coldbox-constructed facility follows the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) – an internationally recognized system used in the food industry to identify potential food safety hazards, so that key actions, known as Critical Control Points (CCPs) can be taken to reduce or eliminate the risk of the hazards being realized.