Growing pet food business Cotswold RAW always use fresh, seasonal ingredients to produce premium complete meals for dogs, enabling the company to deliver the convenience of a processed food with all the health benefits of a fresh and varied raw diet. Ensuring that these quality ingredients and meals are stored and reach the right temperature quickly and efficiently is crucial, with food safety of prime importance at all times.
In 2015 the first blast freezer unit was installed by Cold Store Rentals to store ingredients and freeze down completed meals, with additional holding freezers fitted in 2016. In June this year a large exterior holding freezer was installed by our team in conjunction with two ceiling mount refrigeration systems to temperature control the production facility.
Cotswold RAW makes all of their own products to the highest quality standards using closely managed production processes that must adhere to DEFRA government regulations. This means that the business has to be confident that its cold storage facilities maintain produce at the correct temperature for both raw ingredients and the complete meals. Biologically Appropriate Raw Food diets contain fresh raw meat and bones, seasonal fruit and vegetables and natural minerals and are designed to replicate a dog’s natural diet. Furthermore, Cotswold RAW are proud of the traceability of their produce with ingredients sourced from British meat.
Managing Director of Cotswold RAW, Mark Lewis says, “We have worked with Steve and the Cold Store Rentals team for the past couple of years and their knowledge, expertise and advice has helped our company to expand capacity immensely. Whenever I phone Steve, he is always able to respond quickly to our needs and also has provided us with some useful contacts in the industry.”
Steve Prior, Managing Director of Cold Store Rentals says, “Cotswold RAW is a great company to work with and undoubtedly the market leader within the expanding raw pet food sector. We are delighted to have been able to assist with improving their cold storage facilities, supplying them with bespoke, modular rooms that enable the company to expand without disruption to their business or distribution.”
The new freezers cover a large surface area enabling large volumes to be reduced to the appropriate temperature quickly and efficiently, a significant benefit for the Evesham based enterprise. More and more people are discovering the advantages of a raw food diet for their pets – resulting in happier and healthier dogs thanks to Cotswold RAW’s complete meals and the perfect cold storage solutions.
To find out more about Cold Store Rentals’ storage options and how they could help your business, call the office on 0800 122 3308. Cold Store Rentals is also on Twitter @coldstorerental