As anyone from Maryland can attest, our seafood is simply the best. From steamed crabs to crab cakes, oysters, and more, Maryland just does seafood better than anyone else. So it is only makes sense that we share our seafood with the rest of the country. Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done. In order to keep seafood from spoiling, it must be kept at precisely the right temperature during shipping.
The solution: Dry Ice! That’s right. Everyone’s favorite Halloween trick is also a treat for Maryland seafood restaurants looking to expand their business across the country.
The Benefits of Using Dry Ice to Ship Seafood
Many restaurants and food distributers prefer using dry ice to safely ship perishable food across long distances.
Don’t let the name fool you. Dry ice is actually made from frozen carbon dioxide, not water. So, unlike ice, dry ice will not melt. In fact, it goes directly from a solid to a gas, never a liquid. Dry ice sublimates at a rate of 5-10 pounds per 24 hours in a cooler, meaning it lasts significantly longer than ice, which melts at an alarming rate. Dry ice is also extremely cold – almost minus 109.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Dry ice stays cold longer than ice and, with three times the pound-for-pound cooling capacity of ordinary regular ice, takes up considerably less space as well. And because it does not melt, dry ice will not saturate the package and product, preventing water spoilage and keeping your seafood nice and fresh during shipping. This also means little to no cleanup.
Dry ice keeps shipments cold, saving product waste and money.
Dry ice can be bought through local suppliers, like Dry Ice Corp.
Dry Ice Corp: A Dry Ice Supplier in Maryland
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice products and customized delivery services in the Northeastern United States, from Virginia all the way up to Maine. And because our dry ice is supplied by manufacturing plants located right here in the Northeast, we can guarantee freshness. Other suppliers, meanwhile, get their dry ice from manufacturing plants as much as 1,000 miles away, which has a direct impact on product freshness.
Dry Ice Corp provides the highest levels of service and freshest dry ice products.
If you have any questions about using Dry Ice to ship seafood, please contact Dry Ice Corp by calling 201.767.3200. You can also connect with Dry Ice Corp on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.