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Ready, Steady, Summer

Is your business ready for summer? While we’re not getting carried away with the recent spell of sunshine, it has reminded us that warm weather activities mightn’t be too far away.


In the food market, you can never be sure of the seasons trends – impromptu World Cup celebrations or last minute street parties for the Royal Wedding – but, as you know, coping with sudden demand is no excuse for letting standards drop. You’ll still need to deal with quick turnarounds when the nation goes wild for those BBQ favourites and popular buffet snacks.


That means sourcing clean and hygienic crates to transport your products, possibly at short notice. And with recent high-profile cases concerning food safety hitting the headlines, it could be time to review your procedures.


phs Teacrate provides a flexible supply of food distribution crates, trays and pallets, hygienically washed in our food crate washing depot. We carry out swab testing every hour, using meters and kit provided by 3M, world leaders when it comes to industrial microbiology. The products are then passed under a knife blower which removes most of the water, then sent through a dryer to remove any remaining water droplets.


Whether we’re washing customers’ own RTP or providing our stock on a rental basis, phs Teacrate records the RLU (reflective light unit) of every crate tested – the lower the RLU, the cleaner the crate. The results are time stamped and stored in customer files so that reports can be provided as and when required to support your company’s compliance with food industry standards.


Summer is a time when many businesses benefit as the nation gets involved in weather dependent events. If your business is involved in the distribution of foodstuffs, you’re no doubt already ticking things off your list so that you can react as, and (hopefully) when, the sunshine reappears.


At phs Teacrate, we can be as reactive as you need us to be. Our pool of crates, and network of delivery and collection vehicles mean that we’re always ready to respond whenever demand increases, with next day delivery as standard. Let phs Teacrate handle your RTP requirements so you can focus on your produce… whatever the weather!


To find out more about our nationwide services, contact us.