Monitoring conditions in food logistics

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

With the importance and potential risk associated with transporting goods across long distances, it is important to know that the products have been kept in the correct conditions. Should the cold chain be broken at any point, there can be huge repercussions, for example quality issues, financial losses or even serious damage to the health of the consumer.

Continuous temperature monitoring is particularly important when it comes to transporting food. This is the only way legal hygiene standards can be fulfilled and the quality, safety and preservation of food goods is guaranteed. Precise monitoring of the processes and procedures is defined in the HACCP guidelines (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points), whose purpose is the prevention of health risks in the food sector.

Fortunately for businesses in this situation, a solution is available. With testo 184 data loggers, you can monitor every step of the cold chain. The loggers travel during freight and in loading rooms, monitoring temperatures throughout the transportation of sensitive goods on the rail, in the air, or on the road.


Testo 184 data loggers are certified by HACCP International


At their destination, you can quickly confirm that the proper storage conditions have not been exceeded. To obtain such information, simply connect the logger to a PC, and a PDF report is immediately generated with all relevant data. Below is some further detail of how intelligent data loggers such as the testo 184 range can be used to make certain your produce is kept in the correct conditions from farm to fork.


3 key benefits of using intelligent data loggers


1) They can be used in any situation

One of the great benefits of this type of device is that it's small enough to monitor every step of the cold chain without getting in the way. The loggers can travel on your behalf in freight and loading rooms, as well as checking and monitoring temperatures in the air, on the sea or via rail or road.


2) Instant data

A simple glance at the screen on delivery will reveal whether the limit has been exceeded. The logger can be set to pick up temperatures from every minute to every 24 hours and can capture 16,000 values over 90 days.

By connecting the logger via USB to your computer, you are able to receive and analyse a full PDF of relevant data. For those with an NFC enabled smartphone, you can also access the testo App for up-to-date information. In addition to this, testo bundles your PDF measurement data, configuration file, calibration certificate and instruction manual, all into one logger.


3) Safe and secure

You can be safe in the knowledge that the testo 184 data loggers work securely without software installation or download.


About testo Food Safety

Testo offer a wide range of equipment for food safety which will help you meet your HACCP requirements and give you the reassurance you are storing and cooking your food safely. Our instruments include temperature monitoring systems, data loggers, thermometers, cooking oil testers, thermal cameras, PH meters and much more.

Whether it is for spot checks or long-term monitoring, from farm to fork, Testo has the right instrument for the job. Want to find out more about testo food safety equipment? Why not visit our food safety homepage or give us a call on 01420 544433


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