When shopping for a gift basket, you will notice that there are a number of different types of gifts from which you can choose. Some people wonder whether or not it is safe to send a fresh food hamper. Especially during the warmer months of the year. Here are some tips and answers to concerns regarding fresh gift hampers.

Ordering in advance

Just because you place your order for a fresh food hamper in advance does not mean that it will be packed just yet. Yes, by placing your order you will secure the product and delivery date. However, you do not have to worry about that delicious cheese going bad before the recipient gets to enjoy their gift.

Safe transport

Fresh food needs to be kept at the right temperature in order to ensure that it is safe for consumption. All perishables such as meat and cheese need to be refrigerated. If they get too warm, bacteria can start to grow and consuming them can make you particularly ill. This is why it is so important for every fresh food hamper to be kept cool while in transit. Reputable hamper vendors always take the necessary steps to ensure food safety. If you are unsure, you can always ask the customer service team to confirm how they keep fresh food gifts cold during delivery.

Delivery address

Once the fresh food hamper is delivered, it is the recipient’s responsibility to make sure that any perishables are chilled. If you are not sure whether or not the recipient will be there to receive the gift when it arrives, you might want to accept the delivery on their behalf. You can keep the gift or even just the perishables at the appropriate temperature while you wait to make the delivery.

There are regulations in place for a reason. Food safety standards need to be adhered to even when it comes to a fresh food hamper delivery. If you are at all unsure, you can check the delivery terms and conditions, satisfaction policy and you can check with customer service if you are still unsure.