If you need food-grade warehousing space, shared space can be more cost-effective than other options that can help you reduce costs and serve as a hedge against inflation – while preventing contamination.
What Is Shared Space Warehousing?
Shared space warehouses operate as a distribution center for multiple businesses that do not require, or have the capital for, their own warehouse space. Sharing the space also means sharing the costs of space, labor and equipment – often reducing shipping time as well as cost, which can increase customer satisfaction.
What Makes a Warehouse Food-Grade?
Food-grade warehouses provide a combination of ambient, refrigerated and/or frozen storage space for food products. To be considered “food-grade,” a facility may need to be:
- Licensed at the state level
- Registered with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and pass annual inspections
- Operated in accordance with requirements outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
- Overseen by a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) staff member
- In adherence with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute, ASI Food Safety, and Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP) requirements
LiVe Logistics offers the following for food (and non-food) shipments:
- Display and modular (mod) display building
- Eaches/pieces fulfillment
- Online order fulfillment