Are There Health Regulations for Refrigerated Warehouses in Canada?

Are There Health Regulations for Refrigerated Warehouses in Canada

Refrigerated warehouses contain specialized equipment that is necessary for storing and transporting temperature-sensitive goods. However, refrigerated warehouses can release airborne pollutants and bacteria that can contaminate products, which can lead to poor-quality goods and even recalls.

In this article, we will cover the basics of refrigerated warehouse regulations in Vancouver, and across Canada and how businesses can find a reliable third-party partner.

Refrigerated Warehouse Health Regulations

In Canada, there is no law stating that you must have a refrigerated warehouse license or any special certification to work in a refrigerated warehouse.  However, refrigerated warehouses are subject to the same health and safety regulations as other workplaces. This includes having an emergency evacuation plan and adhering to sanitation code standards.

There are also strict equipment requirements for refrigerated warehouse businesses. Most notably, the temperature must be below 18 degrees Celsius, all products must be fully packaged, and the unit must be weather tight.

These are just a few of the requirements for refrigerated storage companies. Visit the Government of Canada website to see all of the requirements.

Find a Safe Refrigerated Warehouse Today

At the Canadian Warehouse & Logistics Affiliated, we work with reputable refrigerated warehouses in Vancouver and across Canada. CWLA members use premium equipment, follow all requirements, and provide exceptional customer service.

The Canadian Warehouse & Logistics Affiliated has members across Canada. We have a wide network of logistic, fulfillment, and warehousing partners that will make the delivery process safe, easy, and effective.

We offer members access to a network of experienced professionals who provide customized solutions. Learn more about the CWLA and request a quote by contacting us.

The CWLA is a community of like-minded warehousing & supporting companies. We can help you generate leads, stay informed with industry news, regulations, & upcoming events. The CWLA is open to all warehousing, trucking, co-packing, or fulfillment providers. Please contact us if you have any questions.