Whenever you want to send something homemade to a friend or family member in Spain, you will want it to reach there in good shape. Sending perishable foods from one country to another requires proper methods for packing. In this article, I will discuss how to ship perishable food items to international destinations such as Spain.
First, you need to check if you can send food items to Spain. Check with the customs about which food items are allowed and make a list of the items you can send in a courier to Spain.
Next, search the delivery time to Spain from your country. You have to be realistic, so the delivery time should be such that the food you send will not rot or perish by the time it reaches its destination.
It is always better that you parcel food items which do not require refrigeration when sending them in a courier to international destinations. However, many courier services provide services at a high cost to deliver the item that requires refrigeration.
The next thing to consider is the box. Make sure that when you send food items, they are correctly packed and sealed. Select a firm and a sturdy box to pack the items. Make sure you choose a box that fits the pieces perfectly. You should not leave free space inside the box while packing the food items. To make sure that everything fits in correctly and there is no space left, you must use bubble wraps.
Once you pack the food items, it is important to label it properly. You should follow international rules and regulations for sending parcels. These rules state that you should mention not only the food items but the ingredients too. For example, if you send pickles, write all their ingredients. Otherwise, the package will not be delivered. Labeling the box does not mean only mentioning the ingredients. You should write clear instructions such as handle with care, food items inside, etc. At last, make sure you use plenty of tape on the box so that it does not open during transportation.
These are the steps which you should follow if you wish to make sure that the food items you send reach their destination safely.