Temperature-controlled transportation consists in conveying products from a point A to a point B, in compliance with strict health and safety standards in terms of temperature.
Temperature-controlled transportation is the best solution for ensuring perfect preservation of products requiring stable temperatures during transport. Temperature increases and decreases would lead to a change in structure, rendering these products inedible. They would develop bacteria or germs which could be potentially harmful for consumers.
This being said, temperature-controlled transportation is not only for food. Countless other products require this form of transport, including certain cosmetics or pharmaceuticals. Flowers and livestock transport also require a controlled temperature environment throughout the entire .
The certificate is not required in the following cases:
A set of standards exists, known as the “hygiene pack”. This text sums up all the European regulations and health and safety rules required for this very specific kind of transport. Making sure the cold chain remains uninterrupted is the foundation for in this field.
Frozen produce must be conveyed directly from cold chambers, in vehicles fitted with technical equipment that displays the ambient temperature for the driver and other workers to see. Temperatures are recorded during scheduled checks, in accordance with EC regulation no. 37/2005 pertaining to temperature checks in transport means and or premises for frozen produce aimed at human consumption.
One of the main features of this kind of transport consists in never changing the means of transport used, as this would risk deteriorating the essential qualities bestowed to the foodstuffs. The transport of classified dangerous goods is prohibited upstream from, downstream from or during the transport of foodstuffs of animal origin.
Workers must make perfectly sure it is technically impossible for any contamination to occur during loading and unloading. Changes can be made within a given vehicles, in accordance with the strict rules in force. The vehicles, equipment and staff must comply with particularly strict hygiene rules: handling equipment maintenance, cleaning and disinfecting the vehicle perfectly after transport, washing their hands.
 Source of the figures: https://trm24.fr/le-marche-des-transports-sous-temperature-dirigee-seleve-a-10-milliards-deuros/