Henningsen Cold Storage has again received US Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic certification after Oregon Tilth evaluated its Twin Falls ID and Scranton PA facilities. Both of the company’s warehouses met the strict requirements set forth by USDA’s National Organic Program.
The Twin Falls facility consists of two warehouses in a campus setting totaling 12 million cubic feet of frozen storage. The Scranton location offers 3.1 million cubic feet of multi-temperature storage space.
Organic certification requires extensive effort and documentation to ensure organic products never commingle with non-organic products. Organic food consumption has increased significantly in the past 15 years, with sales increasing from $3.5 billion in 1996 to $31 billion in 2012. In addition, the amount of American land dedicated to organic crops has doubled since 1997. Henningsen, anticipating its customers’ needs and the growing demand for organic products, responded by making its Twin Falls and Scranton warehouses USDA organic-certified. Oregon Tilth is a non-profit organization and is also an accredited USDA organic certification agency.
Founded in 1923, Henningsen provides full-service, multi-temperature warehousing and logistics services. The company offers a variety of third-party logistics (3PL) services throughout its network of facilities in Idaho, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Henningsen specializes in frozen and refrigerated warehousing, transportation management, and other services to meet the needs of local, regional, national, and international food companies.
Go to www.henningsen.com for further details.