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Cold Storage Facility in Northeast Now Offers Irradiation to the Food Industry

Milford Twp, PA – CFC Logistics of Milford Township, Quakertown, PA, a USDA-approved 4.4 million cubic foot cold storage facility, has become the only facility of its kind in the nation that operates a food irradiator inside its cold storage space.

“Having an irradiator located within a cold storage/logistics operation provides a unique service opportunity for food companies in the Northeast that want to irradiate their food and perishable products to kill food borne illnesses such as e-coli,” said Jim Wood, President of CFC Logistics, Inc. This irradiator will be dedicated to meet the needs of the food industry in the Northeast. Services provided will meet the requirements for maintaining the cold chain of all segments of the food industry including meat, poultry, fruits and vegetables, spices, manufacturers, and retailers.

The GENESIS Irradiator™, designed by GRAY*STAR, Inc. of Mount Arlington, NJ, provides the customer flexibility in terms of product mix, shape, fresh or frozen, and variety in packaging. “Customers can use their standard packaging up to 24” thick,” said Russell Stein, designer of the GENESIS Irradiator™. “There is no requirement to redesign the shape or size of the product to be used in our irradiator.” CFC Logistics selected the GENESIS Irradiator™ for its versatility, cost-effectiveness, dependability, and ease of installation.

Irradiation is endorsed by every major health organization in the United States, including the American Medical Association and the U.S. Surgeon General, as an important step in saving lives that are lost every year to food borne illnesses. CFC Logistics is offering irradiation as part of its commitment to community health and welfare. “We are pleased to be able to help the food industry move toward a safer supply,” said Phil Clemens, Chairman and CEO of CFC’s parent company, the Clemens Family Corporation.

Conveniently located just off the Quakertown interchange on the Northeast Extension, the facility provides superior access to the PA Turnpike, Interstates 78 and 80, with easy on/off access for truck drivers. It is within a 100-mile radius of major markets, cities, and the ports of Philadelphia, Wilmington, and New Jersey / New York.

CFC Logistics, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Clemens Family Corporation of Hatfield, PA, who owns Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc. of Hatfield, PA, Wild Bill Foods of Lancaster, PA, and Country View Family Farms, of Lancaster, PA.

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