Items that need to be kept in the refrigerator/cold storage
If you own a food business then commercial refrigerator or cold room is of utmost importance to you. It might be possible that you own one and may not be utilized to its full capacity. It is of utmost importance for a food business owner to be well aware of what items should be kept inside the cold room. This will ensure that you are maximizing the use of cold room machine and also following the food safety.
Food item refrigeration has a huge safety issue; you need to make sure that the things are in line. Also, not only the food items but there are also other items that may require cooling to maintain or increase their shelf life.
If you belong to the food industry then this article will be very useful for you. Below is the list of few items that need to be kept in the freezer.
1) Dairy items
Milk items or dairy products need to be essentially kept in the refrigerator. These include milk whether it’s in the pouch or open, paneer or tofu, Yoghurt, Butter, buttermilk, cheese, Bengali sweets, etc. There are some other products also that might have dairy items as one of its ingredients.
If you are keeping stock of food items please go through the list of ingredients, mentioned on it. I guess you don’t want to through away or dispose of the stock just because they were not refrigerated.
There is also a suitable number of days the stock should last in the freezer, exceeding this will result in the bacteria formation inside the food. This would result in the developing of foul smell inside the freezer chamber, spoiling even the good food. Hence, waste of stock and money.
2) Pastry, cakes and bakery items
Although the pastries and cakes are generally eaten hot and considered as delicious sweets or desserts. There are display counters build for them to keep them cooled during display.
If you are thinking that keeping them cold will spoil them then that’s not true. It’s easier to heat the item then to cool them. Keeping these in the freezer will allow the customers to select the dessert of their choice. The more the item on display the more the options for customers to choose from. You can heat up the pastries and cakes before serving them to the customers when they choose the item. They can also take it at home, keep it cooled in the freezer, and heat up whenever they want to eat. This will increase your sales and will also make you stand out from the crowd. Customers will prefer to come to your shop as they get more options to choose from.
3) Vegetables and fruits
When you go to the market, you prefer to buy fresh ones rather than stale fruits and vegetables. To keep them fresh even at home they need to keep in the refrigerator. Over cooling can also spoil the fruits and vegetables. It is suggested by the stock that you can consume within a week. Also, apply the labels with the date on it on the items kept in the refrigerator so that you can consume them within time.
4) Cooked food and dough
Whether in the restaurant or at home we often keep the leftover food and dough in the refrigerator or commercial freezers like the chest freezer. This prevents them from getting stale and can be reused again later. Often in restaurants, the dishes are cooked in large quantity keeping in mind the daily consuming capacity. The chefs cook them at ones and cool them and keep them in the deep freezer. This helps them to complete the last minute orders and don’t let their customers wait longer.
5) Meat and frozen food
When the meat is slaughtered it is very essential to store them at a very low temperature afterward. This prevents the formation of bacteria in the meat. When you want to cook them take the essential quantity that you need to cook and can be consumed. They taste very fresh as the frozen meat preserves the state as it is just slaughtered.
Similarly, the frozen items have preservatives so they require being stored at the low freezing temperature. If this is not done they will get spoiled even before the expiry date being mentioned on them.
Though they are not in the category of the food item, if you are into the field of cosmetic then you are selling it all wrong. Let’s give you a small eg for that. In summers you might have seen that the cold room and sometimes liners, etc flow out from the bottles. Studies have shown that the eyeliners, nail polish, etc work much better when they are stored in the freezer. This delays the process of discoloration. The face cream is also better for use if they are stored in a cold place. So if you are selling it or perhaps keeping the stock, it’s advisable to buy the cold room.
7) Cold drink/alcohol
Would you like to drink hot soft drinks or alcohol? I guess no one will do. Soft drink and alcohol are best served cold or rather I would say chilled. If you are into the alcohol or soft drink business then the cold room is an essential machine for your business.
8) Ice cream and frozen yogurt
It is already understood that ice cream and frozen yogurt will taste yummy if they are frozen. Studies suggest that the lower the temperature the better the ice cream tastes.
Although not in the food category holds the same importance when it comes to health. Vaccines are needed to kept at a particular temperature as to not change their chemical combination. If the vaccine gets spoiled it would really harmful if it is given to someone. That would be highly dangerous. For this, we at Birla Aircon gets the cold room design made just according to the specification being provided by you. This includes the cold room size as per the space available, cold room outdoor unit, and cold room indoor unit being fixed as per space, and last but not the least the temperature( accurate as per the specifications provided by you).
For all the above things all you need is good machinery. At Birla Aircon, we don’t compromise with the quality of raw material no matter what. The best machinery and latest technology are being used in making all the commercial refrigeration machinery. Not only this we also provide the best after-sales service possible in town. So hurry and get yours at the best affordable price in the market.