Cold chain management
Cold chain management during shipment is key. “The California onion season is unique in the sense that the onions have field-heat due to the high outside temperatures”, said Railex’s John Stancati. “Prior to shipment, we find out the pulp temperature as that helps us in setting the preferred temperature during shipment. We maintain the cold chain from door to door by setting the rail cars at the desired temperature, storing the onions in a temperature controlled facility and by constantly monitoring.”….