Vice Minister of Foreign Trade of Panama, Jose Pacheco, stressed during his visit to facilities of the company Galores, who specializes in cold storage, that multinational corporations see Panama as the best option in terms of logistics because of the Panama Canal, the Hub of the Americas and port facilities. "
An article in Laestrella.com.pa quotes the deputy who said "Panama offers the conditions for companies to invest in the development, distribution and marketing of agricultural and agroindustrial products, in order to promote exports with high standards of quality. "
"Within the company Galores, there is a a branch the Customs Department which ensures that no goods enter without paying import taxes, as well as the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA), which ensures the sanitary safety of the products for human consumption. "
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The Brazilian company Galores Logistics will build five distribution centers in Panama, with an investment of $30 million.
The general director of Galores Logistics, Rafael Rocha, told Pa-digital.com.pa that "the refrigeration technology that will be introduced to the market will allow the company to provide a complete service with storage warehouses, refrigerated trucks, product packing and shipping," and that the company "will focus its attention on non-traditional fruit and vegetables, livestock, poultry and seafood product exports, among others."
Guidelines have been released for the proper treatment of frozen products at all stages of the logistics chain.
From the publication "Recommendations for Logistics Frozen Products, Frozen and Ice Cream, AECOC"
Technical as well as sanitary controls for food and food products that typically require freezing temperatures for preservation and alteration must be extended to the operations of the entire supply chain so that from the origin to the final time of consumption the product keeps its inherent qualities.
A cold chain must ensure that vaccines, from the manufacturing process through to patient immunization, are maintained at the required temperatures.
From the 52nd edition of ACAIRE Journal by the Colombian
Association of Air and Refrigeration:
Vaccines are highly sensitive biological substances, whose condition and effectiveness become compromised over time and they are especially affected by exposure to heat (in some cases, at low temperatures), sunlight and fluorescent lights.
A standard for quality indicators in cold chains describes the quality management system of an organization that wants to demonstrate its ability to continuously supply high quality cold chain services.
CCQI, the Cold Chain Quality Indicator, is a benchmarking system that accesses the logistics capacity of a cold chain in order to maintain a certain temperature during transportation and handling of perishable temperature sensitive products (PTSP).