How to ship food so it stays fresh
- Wrap baked goods to create an airtight seal.
- Select appropriate insulation for food that must remain cold or frozen.
- Package items that can melt, thaw or contain liquid in watertight plastic.
- Choose the best refrigerant for cold or frozen items.
- Pad and pack to minimize movement.
Can you send cooked food through the mail?
Americans also enjoy cooking foods that are family favorites and mailing these items to family and friends. For perishable foods prepared at home and mailed, follow these guidelines: Ship in a sturdy box. Pack with a cold source, i.e., frozen gel packs or dry ice.
Can you ship refrigerated food?
Like refrigerated food, when shipping frozen food you’ll need to use insulation to keep your items cold for as long as possible. We recommend using a styrofoam box, or buying a cold shipping box from a shipping store.
How do I ship food same day?
Buy a cold shipping box from a shipping store like UPS. Often, these are insulated coolers that fit inside cardboard shipping boxes. To pack cold things like fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables, opt for heavy-duty ice packs. Make sure the food is well wrapped to protect it in case any gel packs leak.
How do I ship perishable food USPS?
To ship perishable food, start by putting the food in sealed containers and packing them in an insulated box inside a liner bag. Then, add frozen ice packs to the package to keep items cold.