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

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

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

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

End-to-end visibility is a “must have” not a “nice to have” in order for organizations to effectively communicate, proactively solve problems and provide the level of service expected from both partner organizations and customers. Unfortunately, many organizations struggle with full visibility. A recent Transport Intelligence survey indicated that not having supply chain visibility was the … 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

Managing the cold storage supply chain

Moving temperature-sensitive products through the supply chain presents a variety of challenges for food companies—from storage and transportation to selecting carriers and monitoring loads. Small variances can produce big headaches. A temperature difference of a few degrees during transportation, a slightly longer stay on a loading dock, or a faulty refrigeration unit can turn a … Continued

Continuous Temperature Monitoring (CTM) & Shelf Life

The PIMM™ CTM program is the first monitoring program of its kind that allows distributors to share specific temperature performance data with their customer’s / brand owners without sharing every detail of their operations. Our system provides instant feedback and alerts to allow distributors to properly manage their air temperatures across their refrigerated fleet. When … Continued