What Are the Basic Warehousing Requirements For a Food Manufacturer?

by Michael Kotendzhi | Food & Drink
What Are the Basic Warehousing Requirements For a Food Manufacturer

What are the basic warehousing requirements for a food manufacturer? A food manufacturer needs to have effective storage space, packaging equipment, and traceability measures. In this blog post, we will look at some of the basic requirements of a food manufacturing warehouse.

What Are the Requirements for Canadian Food Manufacturers?

Storage Space

First and foremost, food manufacturers need storage space to hold the goods that they produce. Depending on the type of product, the warehouse may need temperature-sensitive storage or special storage.

Food manufacturers need to be able to meet the standards and regulations for each type of storage. Sensitive products like dairy or meat may require careful monitoring and maintenance.

Storing food at improper temperatures or for lengthy periods will compromise the quality of the food and put consumers at risk.


Food manufacturers must also ensure that their products are packaged correctly before distribution. Effective packaging requires careful attention to how the food is packed, stored, and delivered.


Food manufacturers must also ensure that each food item they produce can be accurately traced. When a food manufacturer identifies dangerous or contaminated food items, this information should be available from the packaging and distribution records.

Food recalls are on the rise in Canada, and it is critically important for food manufacturers to trace their products quickly so that necessary steps can be taken to protect consumers. Without effective traceability measures, a business can face serious legal trouble.

At 18 Wheels Logistics, we make it easy for food-based businesses to streamline logistics. We offer a wide range of services, including co-packing, transportation, and storage. With our decades of experience, we provide invaluable support for food manufacturers.

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.