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

Temperature-controlled Logistics

As demand for perishable products grows worldwide, efficient and effective cold chain management requires strong partnerships and quick reactions. Cold chain logistics requires maintaining temperature integrity, controlling all the processes involved means high levels of integration and coordination. Each supply chain partner—from harvester or producer to the ultimate seller—shares responsibility. For example, cold chain transportation … Continued

What is a cold chain?

Many different factors contribute to the protection and efficiency of products delivered around the world via the supply chain. One of the most essential factors is cold chain management. It is a series of distribution activities which continuously maintain this temperature in order to protect the temperature-sensitive cargo from manufacture to the point of consumption. … Continued

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

Transparency and Traceability in the Supply Chain

During discussions on supply chain management it is common to see the words ‘transparency’ and ‘traceability’ used as interchangeable terms. In fact, they define very different concepts. Transparency Transparency refers to the capture and transference of ‘high-level’ information along the supply chain. The captured data is specific and accurate, relating to a product’s components, the … Continued