Unique Product Profile

The successful retail marketing of frozen foods began over a half century ago, and the rapid growth of sales since that time reflects consumer satisfaction in the high quality of products, year-round availability, and general convenience in product use. Because of consumer appreciation of product values, more frozen foods are sold each year and new … Continued

Real-Time Data in Cold Chain Management

Intelligent assets are helping retailers and suppliers ensure the quality of fresh foods in transit by making it easier to maintain unbroken temperature control. For instance, a growing number of refrigerated cargo containers can be remotely monitored and controlled using IoT devices and cloud-based software applications. Beyond standard refrigeration equipment, smart reefer containers can use … Continued

Farm-to-Fork Traceability

Everyone in the food supply chain should have tools to trace products back to the point of origin. It’s the law, and it’s good for business. The FDA website has a long list of food recalls, most often for salmonella contamination.The recalls, implemented by grocers, food manufacturers, food-service distributors, and others in the food chain, … Continued

How To Reduce Your Cold Chain Risk

Cold chain interruptions are inevitable, despite your most diligent deterrents. Ensuring 100 percent cold chain reliability is possible, but also expensive, while it’s difficult to balance the growing cost of cold chain risk management with the relentless need to reduce costs, supply chain professionals today have an advantage their predecessors didn’t — the Internet of … Continued

“Farm-to-Fork” – a smart approach to Food Safety

The restaurant industry has very strict guidelines controlling food safety, as outlined by Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) management system. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HACCP provides a systematic preventative approach to food safety by identifying, evaluating, and controlling factors that present hazards throughout the entire process (farm to fork). … Continued

Logistics Solutions for Cold Chain Distribution

Distribution of temperature-controlled products presents critical challenges, from maintaining product integrity throughout the cold chain to compliance with the requirements of the FDA and other regulatory agencies. Whether you are shipping perishable pharmaceuticals, chocolates, food or flowers, it is important to remember that temperature sensitive products require careful consideration. Failure to address the unique challenges … Continued

Food Safety Matters

It goes without saying that food temperature must be maintained within an acceptable range at all times — but the fact is that many restaurants and chains fail to implement the kinds of controls needed to prevent perishables from spoiling. It’s just not enough to place a standard sensor in the cooler. Those kinds of … Continued

Features a Good Cold Chain Data Logger Should Have

A cold chain data logger, otherwise referred to as a temperature data logger, is a device that records and logs ambient temperature and other data at set intervals over a period of time. They should be compact, relatively inexpensive, and should be able to work reliably without any major infrastructure like data cable networks or … Continued