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Navigating Food and Beverage Logistics: WDS’s Commitment to Quality and Safety
September 6, 2023

In the dynamic world of food and beverage supply chains, the term “food grade” is often used, but its meaning can vary significantly depending on who you ask. For a 3PL provider like World Distribution Services, ensuring safe and efficient food and beverage handling involves a comprehensive approach that goes beyond buzzwords.


Understanding Food Grade Logistics

Food grade logistics encompasses a multitude of factors that contribute to the safe and contamination-free transport and storage of food and beverage products. It can involve third-party certifications from organizations like GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) or AIB (American Institute of Baking), as well as compliance with FDA or USDA registration requirements.

At World Distribution Services, we’ve gone the extra mile by incorporating the principles and methodologies of these institutions into our internal food defense program. This program serves as a robust framework to ensure that our customers’ products are handled with the utmost care and safety throughout the supply chain.


Our Comprehensive Approach

Our food defense program is built on several pillars:

Certifications and Compliance: We adhere to stringent certification standards and regulatory requirements, ensuring that our facilities and processes meet and exceed the necessary benchmarks for food safety.

Pest Control and Allergen Management: Effective pest control programs and allergen management are essential components of our approach. We leave no room for unwanted intruders or cross-contamination.

Materials Safety: We pay meticulous attention to materials used in our operations, including the management of glass, brittle materials, and plastics. The safety of your products is our top priority.

5S Cleaning Schedules: Maintaining a clean and organized workspace is pivotal in food grade logistics. Our 5S cleaning schedules ensure that our facilities remain in top-notch condition.

Employee Training: Our dedicated team members are the first line of defense in upholding food safety. We provide extensive training to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize potential risks, conduct self-inspections, and ensure the safe handling of your products.


Our Commitment

We understand the critical importance of food safety in the supply chain and are committed to delivering your products safely and securely to their destinations. Our food defense program is a testament to our unwavering dedication to the highest standards of quality and safety in food grade logistics.

In an industry where the term “food grade” can be ambiguous, we believe in clarity, consistency, and a proactive approach. Your trust in us is well-placed, as we are steadfast in our mission to keep your products safe and contamination-free throughout their journey.

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