Technology Helps Shippers and Transporters Keep It Cool, Safe, Compliant

To monitor food safety during transportation, use real-time monitoring devices to track temperature and location.

Par Technology Corp.
Onset's data logger measures and transmits temperature and humidity data wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Smart technology.
Onset's data logger measures and transmits temperature and humidity data wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Smart technology.

It’s the dead of summer and a truckload of fresh beef is making its way from the Texas panhandle to a distribution center in Tennessee. Somewhere around mile 670, in western Arkansas, the truck breaks down.

A quick assessment by the driver reveals it’s a major breakdown and backup is called. In total, the trailer goes without refrigeration for 37 minutes, and for a sensitive product like fresh meat, the quality and safety is severely jeopardized.

“Temperature control is essential to control bacterial growth. If the temperature becomes compromised, then a food safety risk can show up,” said Dave Theno, CEO of Gray Dog Partners Inc.

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