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Food Safety is Our First Order of Business

With a business dedicated to food warehousing and distribution, Hanson Logistics has a proven track record in continuous improvement regarding food safety. We are committed to GFSI protocols, ASI Excellence and GFM practices in the handling, storage and delivery of food products.

Though food safety has always been priority, increasing regulation has made food safety a legal issue and the responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of manufacturers, retailers and their trading partners. The global movement to improve transparency in the food supply chain and quality standards assures traceability and accountability. Hanson Logistics combines operational excellence, company-wide training and technological improvements that allow us to track every item received, held and released from our distribution centers. RFID and product sensors monitor temperature to ensure that food products are held at an optimal temperature. By ensuring that our carriers are thoroughly qualified, and by using Infor 10 Supply Chain software, we are able to extend our transparency upstream and downstream. The Hanson company-owned refrigerated fleet is an additional ‘safety net’ not only for capacity but also for safety of our integrated food supply chain.

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Our focus on food safety extends from the ‘farm to fork’. Hanson facilities are top-rated in sanitation and workflow. Our Transportation Management Services draws from equally committed carriers.

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Food safety blends technology, sound business practices and a team of professionals who understand the implications of sub-standard product handling or environments. Our associates, qualified carriers, and vendors support this vision.

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Best-of-class warehousing includes unwavering adherence to Good Manufacturing System and Continuous Improvement in support of product integrity.

  • We believe Hanson supports the same ideas we support: customer service, friendliness, and cost are as important to them as they are to us. We feel Hanson will grow as we grow.

    Thomas J. Navarre
    Vice President Petroleum Marketing & Logistics Family Express Corporation
  • Everyone we come across, customers, potential customers, carriers, they love our location; can’t believe that no one ever located in that northwest Indiana corridor. And as Chicago grows and traffic and congestion grow, our decision looks better and better.

    Andrew Janson
    President Hanson Logistics
  • Hanson has much greater access to carrier capacity and can give us better visibility across the supply chain. Day-to-day, they interface with our customer service to build optimum loads, while managing both inbound and outbound.

    John Sommavilla
    President, Cole’s Quality Foods, Inc.

Attention to Detail

  • Hanson expertise in handling food and food products extends to the agricultural grower community.
  • The ultimate judge of product quality and safety.
  • Deep frozen is both a refrigeration specification and a skill set; both of which you’ll find at Hanson Logistics.
  • Bulk, packed or packaged, we handle food with the utmost attention to detail.
  • Communications is a key component is food safety and customer service.
  • Our commitment to Michigan blueberry growers for warehousing and transportation is unmatched.
  • Frozen bakery items are among many retail and foodservice products in our Velocities.
  • We complement our fleet with the that of well qualified, competitive carriers.
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The Proven Ability to Protect Your Product Throughout the Supply Chain Is a Criteria For 3PL Partners

In addition to our ongoing ASI Superior rated facilities and adherence to HACCP principles, Hanson Logistics is currently undergoing audit and certification process of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. This standard is recognized as a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) benchmarked food safety scheme and has been accepted by major retailers, including Walmart, throughout the world. Known as “schemes” by the GFSI, these methods receive recognition and approval as sound means for contributing to the safety of the global food supply chain. Hanson Logistics is ahead of the curve, proactively engaged in making foreseen improvements before they become law.

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Hanson Logistics can show you how we can save you money while reducing your logistics overhead. We can also help to reduce your carbon footprint, a process that is becoming increasingly important as logistics strives for sustainable, safe supply chains. When it comes to keeping your food products safe, our reputation speaks for itself: Yes, We Can!

S chemes currently recognized by GFSI, include British Retail Consortium, written and managed with the input of an international multi-stakeholder group made of food manufacturers, retailers, food service and certification body representatives.

U nder the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), companies in the cold chain need to be prepared to comply with the new requirements, as well as stay informed of new regulations that are being developed.

R equirements of the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution ensures best practice standards are developed, implemented and maintained for any organization involved in the storage and/or distribution of goods.

E xchanging valuable information, ideas, and insights into the prevention of food contamination is at the core of Hanson management’s leadership involvement in the IARW, WFLO, ITRA and WERC.