Importing or Exporting Goods that Require Refrigeration

If you are interested in importing food items into the United States, your food items will be subject to inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration when they arrive at a U.S. port of entry. Whether produced domestically or imported, all U.S. commercial foods must meet the same legal standards.  Products must be sanitary, safe, and appropriately labeled based on specific requirements.

If you are new to importing food to the United States, it is advisable that you check out the Import Program Overview from the Food and Drug Administration to understand some of the rules and required paperwork.

In order to effectively ship foods and other items requiring refrigeration, you may be interested in learning more about refrigerated cargo containers.  Refrigerated containers provide temperature controlled transport for a wide range of foods and other commodities.

Sometimes refrigerated containers are called reefer containers or thermal reefers.  These well insulated containers may be 20 or 40 foot and they are capable of maintaining steady temperatures for a wide variety of frozen or chilled cargo. Contact Cargo Experts if you want more information about sea shipping for refrigerated goods.

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