Whether you love or hate food shopping it is something that has to be done so that the cupboards can remain full. Everyone has their own types of food that they like more than others and specific ways that the food or drink is preferred.
In this day and age people can be very particular about what they eat and especially with what their children eat. For example, there is now more of an effort towards trying to make children eat healthier food and reduce the amount of sugar that they intake. This focus on eating healthy food was pushed further in recent years by television chef Jamie Oliver who tried to introduce healthy meals at school. His view is that if the children are not going to eat anything healthy at home then by providing healthy food options at schools and getting them to try a wider range of fruit and vegetables they may be encouraged to want their parents to buy this food for them at home. The hope is also that this will encourage the parents to eat healthily.
When buying these foods everyone has different standards of what they should look like before they can be bought. People can be found in the fruit and vegetable isle in supermarkets stood looking and feeling the products to make sure that they are to the standard they like, for example that they are not bruised or that the packaging is not broken. As people have become pickier about what they will buy it means that the supermarkets and other businesses that buy the products from the producers have to make sure that all the produce they buy is of the highest possible standard.
When a dairy delivers milk the fridge that it is in while en route to be delivered has to be a certain temperature and it has to remain at this temperature. This can prove difficult in the very hot summer months but it is very important that it remains below a certain temperature so that the milk does not go off. In the vans that deliver the milk there is a special device that is usually situated in the front showing the temperature and this can allow for the driver to monitor it and decide if it needs to be turned up or down. This is especially important as lots of shops check the temperature of the milk before they will accept it.
The guest blog was written by Michael Lewis, a manager at a dairy in Manchester who buys the temperature devices from www.cacheuk.com for the vans at his dairy.