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

Shelf Life – Projected Product Temperature

The shelf life of food products is an important feature for both manufacturers and consumers. The most important factor for shelf life evaluation of food safety, followed by quality including physical, chemical, and sensorial properties. Nowdays, consumers are increasingly demanding high food quality, and they have corresponding expectations that the quality of their food will … Continued

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

The benefits of end-to-end supply chain visibility extend far beyond location tracking. They can truly revolutionize the way businesses operate. For example, if warehouses can pinpoint when a truck will arrive, they can manage their dock schedule with greater accuracy, better manage their labor and more efficiently sequence their operations. On the inbound side, it … 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

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

Product Temperature Profile

Maintaining proper storage temperature is critical for ensuring the quality and safety of fresh-cut products. The US Food and Drug Administration Food Code recommend that packaged fresh-cut leafy green vegetables be kept no warmer than 5C at all times to ensure food safety. Substantial temperature variations, however, within the widely used open refrigerated display cases … 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