Proper Storage Temperatures for USDA Commodities

Correct temperature control is essential to maintain food quality, nutrient content, and control of bacterial growth. Daily monitoring of temperatures is necessary to ensure adequate storage conditions. Dry Storage Many items such as canned goods, baking supplies, grains, and cereals may be held safely in dry storage areas. The guidelines below should be followed: Keep … Continued

The Right Storage Temperature

Each cold chain varies by region, location and temperature requirements; however, ensuring a cold chain for agricultural products begins at the farm. Produce often goes through precooling at the harvest location and is then loaded onto a truck or other transportation unit designed to keep the produce protected from the sun and held within a … Continued

End-to-End Cold Chain Management

The series of warehousing and distribution activities that comprise a cold chain system are designed to ensure ideal storage and transportation conditions for temperature-sensitive products. Dozens of U.S. export industries depend on the vital links that cold chain systems provide. U.S. businesses invest hundreds of millions of dollars in their cold chain operations to create … Continued

Time-Temperature Management in Food Cold Chain

The cold chain is responsible for the preservation and transportation of perishable foods in the proper temperature range to slow biological decay processes and deliver safe and high‐quality foods to consumers. Studies show that the efficiency of the cold chain is often less than ideal, as temperature abuses above or below the optimal product‐specific temperature … Continued

Temperature Monitoring System for Restaurants

Large temperature fluctuations in walk-in coolers put restaurant customers at risk of food poisoning, restaurant management teams at risk of food waste, spoilage and health department sanctions, and restaurant brands at risk of social media backlash. In a large majority of restaurants, the primary food safety issue was the temperature inside the walk-in coolers exceeding … Continued

The Problem with Restaurant Quality Management Systems

A reliable quality management system (QMS) is a vital component of any successful organization, and the specifics of that system will differ greatly depending on the goods and services an organization provides. Within the restaurant industry, while many brands are still utilizing in-house developed processes, proactive companies have opted for more advanced systems from third-party … Continued

time and temperature controlled food

What makes the food supply chain such a critical factor in today’s food safety and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) programs? In general, the drivers for the food industry with regard to time/temperature measurement and monitoring include regulatory compliance, Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) or prerequisite program implementation, and quality assurance to maintain the … Continued

supply chain visibility

Visibility, response, and resiliency the most important aspects of supply chain management. Digital transformation is underway in supply chain management and it is evident in visibility. Manufacturing is an intricate web, complicated by the global economy and developments such as big data and sensor technology. Gaining visibility into the supply chain is invaluable, but it … Continued

Tips for Time and Temperature Control Foods

The temperature danger zone has its name for a reason. A single bacterium doubles every 20 minutes in the right conditions, meaning it can multiply trillions of times in just 24 hours without proper attention to food safety. The temperature danger zone is between 41℉ and 135℉—a temperature range in which pathogens grow well. Harmful … Continued

cold storage wireless monitoring system

Companies are obliged to monitor cold storage areas to preserve quality and maintain consumer product safety standards. When temperature sensitive or perishable goods are stored prior to final distribution, the storage condition data needs to be recorded and accessible anytime. Food waste and recalls are some of the most important problems of food sector nowadays … Continued