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#1 Kpfeiffer

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 03:19 PM

Hello, we are redoing our sample room and are searching for storage bins that would best preserve quality. We offer certain products that are higher in fat, which means they could be susceptible to oxidative rancidity. Therefore, we are looking for bins that are darker and wouldn't let both moisture and light in. Please let me know if anyone has any ideas, thank you!



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Posted 15 December 2020 - 04:47 PM

So a few questions

1. are you storing at ambient temperature and humidity or in a fridge, freezer? Is the storage location temperature controlled or able to fluctuate widely with season changes?

2. What is the product type/characteristics? Does it melt?

3. What is the outer packaging of the product? Is it in cans, jars, or open?

 

We were always told to store it in conditions that the customer would. We usually stored it in a corner of the warehouse away from current stock, but still in the conditions found in normal warehousing for that product. 

 

Some of the products we kept in sealed bags. Current plant just keeps it in the packaging it comes off the line in.

 

As storage boxes are concerned, we kept them in either product cases, the cheap file boxes most plants have around anyway, or some in the large grey totes. We never spent too much time caring about how the boxes kept out the moisture because we were storing them in the same conditions as the actual product. We wanted them to be able to be affected by the moisture if the product would be.

 

For our oil/raw material sample storage, we use screw top plastic bottles put into the dark storage totes, and throw those in a freezer unit. 

 

It may be better to seal it from moisture separately from keeping it dark. May be easier to find a solution that way. 



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Posted 15 December 2020 - 04:49 PM

Product(s)?



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Posted 15 December 2020 - 05:04 PM

Products include desiccated coconut which is higher in fat



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Posted 15 December 2020 - 05:24 PM

do you sell it in small sealed bags? large sealed bag in boxes? unsealed bags in boxes?  

 

How are you storing it now?

 

What weight/volume do you need to keep on hand?



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Posted 16 December 2020 - 07:50 AM

Products include desiccated coconut which is higher in fat

 Please give some context eg -

 

Questions 1 -3, post 2 ? post 5 etc  ?


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