Latin Foods Logistics, The Experts In Supply Chain Solutions

The logistics operation of transport and storage of food products is a complex one and one to be taken with care. It’s because of this that during a decade of work for Latin Foods Logistics LLC, the priority has been to maintain the integrity and freshness of the food so they can arrive in perfect condition to the supermarkets and stores in the United States.

Latin Foods Logistics has an extensive 130,000-square-foot warehouse, dedicated and exclusively packaged for food storage with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) working trial.

The company, based in Laredo, Texas, was founded in April 2009 by a group of professionals with more than 25 years of experience in the food industry.

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Shelby Lopez, General Manager of Latin Foods Logistics, told Abasto Magazine that the company puts a special emphasis on the integrity of the products. “We pay close attention to avoiding cross-contamination, so we watch authorized points, where the trucks stop, who are the people that transport the product, watching the times of transport, the amount of time stayed in places, because it’s a delicate subject,” she said.

The business started with two clients and their list has now exceeded 20. “Our growth has basically been because of the recommendations and good references of our clients,” said Lopez.

According to Lopez, 95% of the food products that arrive at their warehouses are from Mexico. They have a great variety, such as beans, whole grain to organic grain, cereals, oats, pastas, salsas, juices, sweets, coffee, cookies, and others.

The business started with two clients and their list has now exceeded 20. “Our growth has basically been because of the recommendations and good references of our clients,” said Lopez.

Their future is promising, but they understand that they face many challenges. In order to keep growing, explained the licensed Francisco Usobiaga, director of Latin Foods Logistics, they are looking for the diversification, “always in the food market, but we want to attack the American market, the Asian market.”

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Meanwhile, Lic. Usobiaga considers the new negotiations with the North American Free Trade Agreement “are going to be very favorable for the three countries” and in the end, will continue to benefit the entry of food products from Mexico. Due to this, it is an advantage that the warehouses of Latin Food Logistics are strategically located in Laredo, the main port entry along the border with Mexico.

Its logistics operation is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified by AIB International, and its procedures have adhered to the C-Tpat (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) standard.

In the technical area, they use advanced systems to make strict monitoring of the load in real time and hope that in a near future their clients can use their website www.latinfoodslogistics.com to make payments or place their orders directly.

To contact Latin Foods Logistics, their office number is (956)724-4877 or to send them an email, [email protected]