Changes Ahead for the Cold Chain

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has published the findings of its survey of business impacts of the COVID-19 virus on companies comprising the global cold chain. The report provides critical data about some of the ripple effects globally on social and economic activity of the cold chain industry. GCCA members store over 260 billion … Continued

Managing Cold Storage

In cold storages, energy savings is a recurring concern. We all know it is far more expensive to cool the air than to heat it. Moreover, different products might have different temperature requirements. For instance, vegetables need a temperature of 55°F, meat needs to be stored at 28°F, dairy products at 34°F and ice cream … Continued

PIMM SuD CONTINUOUS TEMP MONITORING

Observation of the temperature variations in a warehouse should be made over a period of time to establish a meaningful temperature profile, including the temperature variations and conditions in the different parts of the warehouse. Such observations provide data and information as to where various products should and should not be stored. Only climate control … Continued

From Farm to Fork – the journey through food safety

Food safety is preventative in nature rather than reactionary. Food companies are required to have a safety plan in place to ensure that withdrawals from market are minimised. The General Food Law, Regulation EC No 178/2002, dictates the general principles of food safety and food law, something food handling businesses must comply with this in … Continued

7 Elements of a Cold Chain

A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain. This typically involves keeping items cold from point-of-manufacture to point-of-use. Cold Chain has several elements: Packaging Packaging designed to be energy efficient and secure such as insulated shipping containers for fresh seafood. These may be designed to safely endure short periods of increased temperature as a means … Continued

Temeperature Monitoring for Cold Chain Logistics

A cold chain is a supply chain of perishable items, which protects a wide variety of food, pharma and chemical products from degradation, improper exposure to temperature, humidity, light or particular contaminants to keep them frozen, chilled and fresh state. The integrity of the cold chain must be preserved from the point of production or … Continued

A New Era of Smarter Food Safety

Smarter Food Safety is about more than just technology. It’s about leadership and creativity. It’s also about simpler, more effective, and modern approaches and processes: Tech-Enabled Traceability and Foodborne Outbreak Response: Looking at technologies, data streams, and processes that will greatly reduce the time it takes to track and trace the origin of a contaminated … Continued

quality management solution for inbound deliveries

To get to the dinner table, food must travel great lengths to preserve that farm fresh quality. Refrigerated shipping units and storage facilities are essential to reducing bacteria growth and by using an automated smart-refrigeration solution, a food-safe environment can be maintained throughout the journey with little supervision. Traditional food temperature monitoring is reliant on … Continued

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Line of sight is the biggest challenge for all aspects of the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the wholesaler, distributor and the reseller, and even to the end consumer. This lack of visibility and resulting lack of control results in a number of issues, from stock losses to pricing inflation, uncertain availability, and increased … Continued

Farm-to-Fork – new approach to Food Safety

The FDA has developed rules for the sanitary transportation of foods, as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), to keep foods safe from contamination during transportation by motor or rail vehicles. One of the goals is to require that foods are properly refrigerated during transport. This is done by specifying that the equipment … Continued