Pet Food Protocol for 3PL Providers

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics, Food & Drink

As many individuals consider their pets as part of the family, it’s no question that they would be concerned about the quality of their diet. Pet food manufacturers, retailers, and 3PL partners must have confidence in their practices that will protect the integrity of their food at all points of the supply chain. Below we’ll take a look into characteristics pet suppliers to look for in a 3PL partner:

  • A yearly and inclusive audit should be done in order to ensure good practices and transparency throughout the pet food journey along the supply chain.
  • A well trained staff with extensive knowledge of hygiene and safety protocols across the supply chain.
    Strict adherence to FSEP and HACCP policies.
  • Access to climate controlled vehicles and storage units for wet or raw food products.
  • Modern technology to effectively monitor, record, and stay up to date on shipments.

Pet food manufacturers and retailers have relied on 18 Wheels Logistics for all their transportation, co-packing, and warehousing needs. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, 18 Wheels can perform optimal distribution and trucking practices to guarantee the integrity of your products. Contact us today! 

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.