What are the 11 GMP’s 3PL Companies Need to Follow?

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics
What are the 11 GMP’s 3PL Companies Need to Follow

A food-grade warehouse is a storage facility that offers various forms of food storage, such as ambient, refrigerated, and frozen. To operate, 3PL warehouses, must follow strict Federal, Provincial and city rules, as well as be subjected to a thorough inspection by food safety management systems such as HACCP and Health Canada. Breweries are using these warehouse to store and for re packing and co packing of beverages and drinks like, beer, wine, spirits, liquor and other alcohol beverages.  Transloading and cross docking of containers does not fall under these GMP’s.

Good Manufacturing Processes include:

  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan
  • Sanitation and cleaning procedures
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Non-conformance product procedures
  • Food security and defense plan
  • Glass and clear plastic policies
  • Safety of water supply
  • Visitor Policy
  • Customer complaint process
  • Pest control
  • Personnel Practices Program

Food-grade warehousing is frequently outsourced to a 3PL warehouse and transportation trucking company  with experience in the field. Many of these warehouses can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia, Western Canada. Factors to bear in mind when searching for the right 3PL, including:

  • Food Safety Plan with written GMPs 
  • Extensive Knowledge & positive reviews
  • Temperature reliability
  • Lot tracking
  • No cross-contamination
  • RTD Temperature Detection

For over 30 years, 18 Wheels Logistics has strived to be the most customer-centric trucking, warehousing, and logistics company around. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 18 Wheels relies on experience and integrity to make customers happy and remain on the cutting edge of shipping and logistics management.

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about your shipping needs, please call us at (604) 439-8938.

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.