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Fresh Vegetables Temperatures

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#1 jportz

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:23 PM

I am trying to find the receiving temperature for fresh vegetables at receipt and I get all different information.  We receive vegetables straight from the growers, some are cut before and others are whole not processed at all.  Where do I find information on what the temperature should be at receipt?  SQF says reefer trucks must be at 32-40 degrees but, is this the same temperature for receiving fresh product in reefer trucks?  Any help would be appreciated because everything I research has different temperatures.  Products we receive are jalapeno's, green bell, red bells, serrano peppers, banana peppers, and cauliflower.


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#2 agasr

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:33 PM

Hi, 

If you are storing for a customer then, please contact that customer to understand the receiving/shipping requirement.

 

If you are receiving/storing for your use/sale/distribution then, consider looking up such information on GCCA website (https://www.gcca.org).

There is a member benefit publication called "Commodity Storage Manual" that you could look up for such information, if there are no other reliable sources. 

 

Regards, 

agasr


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#3 Garym

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:08 PM

Are you looking for receiving temps. as they relate to food safety or product quality?


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