Did you know that about 1/3 of all of the food that is produced on the planet every year ends up going to waste? That accounts for more than 1 billion tons of food annually, and it’s obviously a huge waste of resources. While there are all sorts of different reasons as to why people waste so much food, the truth is that warehouses and food transportation companies are some of the biggest culprits when it comes to wasting food. They have certain practices in place that result in a large amount of food being wasted every year, and they need to do a much better job of finding ways to reduce food waste.
There are currently studies being done on this problem to see what, if anything, can be done to reduce food waste due to issues with warehouses and food transportation companies. Moreover, it appears as though technology is going to play a key role in curbing the problem. Some warehouses and food transportation companies are using biosensors to detect the presence of things like pathogens in shipments of food. By getting rid of these pathogens, they can prevent food from going bad. Some companies are also making a stronger push to deliver food quicker to prevent it from spoiling over time.
As we move forward, you will likely see many food transportation companies taking a good, hard look at how they take food from a warehouse and deliver it out into the world. There are steps that they can take to load the food onto trucks faster and to get it onto store shelves in a more timely fashion. It all starts with streamlining more processes in warehouses and learning to be more efficient. This is really the name of the game when it comes to cutting down on food waste, and if companies are able to up their efficiency overall, they won’t have to worry about wasting so much food.
Affiliated Warehouse Companies works with many food transportation companies, and we try to do our part to give them the facilities they need to be efficient. If your company could benefit from a new warehouse setup, call us at 732-739-2323 today. We would be happy to show you warehouses in just about any part of the country.