Everyone agrees too much food goes to waste, and too many people experience hunger. A part of solving hunger is reducing the countless tons of food waste each year. A considerable share of this food waste is caused by ineffective cold chain processes and management. While there are many solutions being discussed, one of the most important ideas is to implement solutions and enforce laws in the cold chain system.
Laws To Reduce Food Waste
To bring fresher food and cut down on waste, the US Federal Government has increased regulations with its passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). A feature of FSMA is to expand mandatory temperature monitoring for perishable food products. Here are some of the safety regulations:
Shippers of food that require temperature control for safety must also develop and implement written procedures to ensure that food is transported under adequate temperature control. If a covered person or company at any point in the transportation chain becomes aware of a possible failure of temperature control or any other condition that may render a food unsafe, that food must not be sold or distributed until a determination of safety is made.
Real Time Temperature Monitoring Tracks and Ensures Freshness
Real time temperature monitoring devices provide a nearly guaranteed solution to ensure that vital temperature data is collected and automatically archived. This allows the devices to regularly report temperature data to the cloud while the truck/trailer is in-transit. To ensure perishable items stay fresh throughout their entire journey of the cold chain, a temperature monitoring system will alert texts and emails if shipment temperatures exceed safe limits while in-transit. Since the device sends data to the cloud during the entire trip, there is no longer a need for personnel to physically retrieve and download the instrument upon arrival.
Contact Cargo Data for Your Real-Time Temperature Monitoring Systems
In additional to tacking food waste, real-time temperature monitoring helps reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. If you’d like to know more about our Lightning Real Time temperature monitoring systems and how they can help you reduce your food waste, reduce hunger, and contribute to a healthier world. Cargo Data Corporation’s experts offer free consultations and can be reached at (800) 338-8134.