It doesn't matter where your business position is in the food cold chain, whether it's in agricultural production and processing, supermarkets or hospitality - monitoring perishable goods' quality is an essential task. Operators need the follow the best practices in food safety to ensure that their business runs smoothly. To meet this need, they require the very best in food safety solutions. This is where the benefits of wireless temperature data loggers in the food cold chain come into play:
- Continuous temperature monitoring.
- Time-stamping temperature fluctuations.
- Reliable storage of temperature data.
- Easy data accessibility for operators.
Let's break down these positives and features that show what a versatile and ideal solution wireless temperature monitors are for ensuring food cold chain quality.
Continuous Temperature Monitoring: By the time perishable goods reach the consumer it has gone on quite the journey! From production to transport, and from storage to delivery to supermarkets or restaurants, food is potentially exposed to a vast array of fluctuating temperatures and environmental condition changes in the supply chain.
Wireless temperature data loggers paired with cloud-based software allows 24/7 monitoring of your cold chain. This is vital in ensuring that perishable goods don't breach the parameters of their temperature threshold and become compromised. Key personal are notified if anything goes amiss, rather than compromised goods reaching customers.
Continuous temperature monitoring seals up the cracks that otherwise have potential for information to slip into.
Time-stamping temperature fluctuations: Real-time alerts when stored food falls into an unacceptable temperature range can save New Zealand business thousands, if not millions, of dollars annually from wasted foodstuffs. It allows operators to be able to react to system warnings and move food into a more suited environment or storage area before the products are compromised, saving food business's money in wasted produce.
Data loggers equipped to transmit information wirelessly can detect changes in ambient temperature and relative humidity. They can then instantly send these details to key personal. Furthermore, this data transfer allows operators to access key cold chain data at all times, even remotely.
Reliable storage of temperature data: In the instance where perishable goods reach their destination already spoiled, it can be difficult to assess where the issues arose that caused temperature conditions to reach undesirable levels. If operators do not have this information, they are unable to make changes to their supply chain process and cold room facilities and risk repeating the same mistakes.
By monitoring food stock continuously, wireless temperature data loggers are equipped to store a large number of data readings within the instrument. Operators can connect to the logger and check to find out at which point temperatures reached outside the safety parameters for the perishable goods. This makes it easier to pinpoint equipment failures or any stage that workers may have compromised safe cold storage conditions.
Reliable temperature storage allows operators to look over and gain insight into any key spikes or dips in environmental conditions.
Easy data accessibility for operators: A major problem with many digital thermometers is the incoherent information that develops. This is because these instruments often need to be used manually, or connected to another device, making it difficult for operators to access data anytime, anyplace.
By using a wireless data logger, not only can ambient temperature information be accessed easily, but so can any other relevant cold room environmental data such as relative humidity and the core temperature of elected stock. All that is required is a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. This makes tracking food safety compliance simpler and being able to share this information in a graph or table makes ensuring food safety and quality a breeze.
As consumers tastes evolve and become more complicated, demands continue to widen the gap between pasture and plate. It is not abnormal for the average food item to be moved in and out of refrigeration control 14 times before reaching end consumption.
The Testo Saveris 2
The Testo Saveris WiFi data logger is a sophisticated solution that helps operators prevent the loss of stock. The system offers automatic temperature monitoring in refrigeration equipment, and all data is transmitted wirelessly to the Testo Cloud and automatically archived. Operators are then able to access all information they require at any time from any mobile device, smartphone or tablet.
Testo Saveris 2 is also enabled with a smart alarm system. This alarm alerts operators if stored goods fall outside of a suitable temperature range. All you have to do is set your minimum and maximum temperature range within the data logger and it will take care of the rest.
For more information about Testo New Zealand's supply chain monitoring solutions, contact the team today.