Transporting fresh foods is anything but easy. That’s why many North Texas restaurants, grocers, and distributors prefer to leave the task of food transportation to a trained professional like Eagle Express.
Food distribution couriers are the perfect team for the job for the job for the following reasons:
- They’re trained in food safety
- They have temperature controlled vehicles for safe transport
- They move quickly, often within the hour, when a food delivery emergency occurs
- They can offer FDA approved warehousing services
- They travel within DFW, but also outside of city and state lines
A trained professional also carries insurance that gives customers peace of mind. Customers rest easy knowing that if something unexpected happened during transport such as loss of products or even stolen items, the shipment is covered.
A great team of professionals minimizes the mistakes that can occur during the transportation process, but what about you own kitchen? How often have you made a food storage or preparation mistake and not even known you’d done so?
Find out about some of the most common food mistakes made in your home kitchen, and how to prevent them from happening again:
Refrigerating everything: As any great food courier in DFW knows, proper temperature control is essential. Transporting or storing items at a temperature that is not appropriate could cause the items to become inedible, or worse! Melons, onions, and tomatoes are just a few items that shouldn’t be stored in the refrigerator.
Keeping all fruits in a bowl: A fruit basket makes for a beautiful centerpiece, but storing different fruits next to each other will speed up the spoiling process. Some fruits actually cause others to spoil faster thanks to gases they emit called ethylene.
Washing and then storing fruit: Don’t wash your fruit until you’re ready to eat it, say experts. The excess moisture can encourage premature ripening, decay, and additional bacterial growth. Instead, take a portion out, wash it, and eat it, keeping the rest stored and unwashed until use.
Cutting before storing: Food prepping is a great idea, but make sure you’re using those chopped fruits and veggies within a few hours. The longer cut produce is exposed to air and light, the more rapid the nutrient loss.
Always opting for fresh over frozen: Contrary to what you may have heard, frozen produce has just as much nutritional value as fresh produce. If you’re faced with the option of out of season items or items that are imported in from far away, frozen is often the best choice.
Discarding the skin: Peels are actually packed with nutrients. For example, an apple and its skin contains over 300% vitamin K than a peeled one. Similar statistics are found for potatoes. Peels generally contain more fiber and antioxidants, so put down that peeler!
Are you guilty of making any of these fresh produce mistakes? Probably! But thankfully, for those mass fresh food deliveries, you have a courier who is trained and tested to prevent mistakes from occurring.
Hiring out your food transportation frees your business up to focus on your core competencies, while trusting that your fresh foods travel safely and securely to their desired locations. You don’t have to worry about the details, which can be difficult and confusing at the least!
Eagle Express offers food deliveries that meet your timeframe. Whether that’s an urgent, sub-hour delivery or multiple stops on a daily scheduled route, our couriers are available when you need us. With 24/7 availability and honest service, you can’t beat the team at Eagle Express. Contact us today!