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Dry Ice Food Distribution & Processing Pittsburgh

Whether you’re moving fresh tomatoes or frozen foods, they must arrive in good condition, regardless of the destination. Keep perishables cool with food-grade dry ice solutions from Greco Gas.

What Is Food-Grade Dry Ice? 

Food-grade dry ice is produced in environments free of oils that can cause contamination. It’s made by liquefying and injecting carbon dioxide into a holding tank, where it’s frozen at a temperature of -109 degrees Fahrenheit and compressed into solid ice. 

Unlike regular ice, it doesn’t melt into a liquid as it warms up. Dry ice converts into a gaseous form when heated, skipping the liquid phase. 

Advantages Of Dry Ice

Approved by the FDA, USDA, and EPA for contact with foods and beverages, food-safe dry ice is perfect for food-related processing, storage, and transportation applications. It’s primarily used to control temperature, impede bacteria growth, and reduce spoilage. 

Dry ice pellets can keep things cold in a vented cooler for up to 24 hours. When it sublimates, there’s no moisture build-up. Consequently, no residue or water is added to food products.

Regular ice, however, melts in just a few hours or less. The water accumulates within the container, potentially resulting in leakage. Chemical coolants, on the other hand, run the risk of contaminating product batches. 

Cold Chain Solutions 

Experience and technology matter when it comes to managing temperature-critical food products. A leading food grade dry ice manufacturer, Greco Gas can provide dry ice in various shapes.

  • 3 millimeter, or 1/8-inch, diameter pellets
  • 10 millimeter, or 3/8-inch, diameter pellets
  • 16 millimeter, or 5/8-inch, diameter pellets

We take food-grade dry ice production seriously. We are registered with the FDA and comply with their guidelines and procedures related to food grade CO2 products. Industries that can benefit from our food-grade dry ice solutions include:

  • Meat Processing
  • Bakeries
  • Seafood Processing
  • Dairies
  • Airline Catering
  • Wineries
  • Freeze Drying
  • Breweries
  • Fruit And Vegetable Production
  • Storage And Transportation
  • Catering

With no mechanical refrigeration on board, airlines must find ways to keep food and beverage products cool. Dry ice can be put into liners in storage areas or trolleys, helping to preserve and maintain food on long-haul flights. 

Your Dry Ice Food Processing Pennsylvania Partner

Founded in 1941, Greco Gas is proud to be the trusted dry ice food distribution Pittsburgh service provider. We deliver food-grade dry ice solutions tailored to your application. 

Contact us to learn more about dry ice food shipping. We can help you determine the best type and amount of food-grade dry ice you’ll need. 

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