In March of 2016, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its Final Rule for Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. The rule includes new safety regulations for food that’s in transit. Some of the biggest takeaways were on temperature:
- …And 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.
Large firms must monitoring temperatures using the proper tools.
FSMA Requirements for Cold Chain Monitoring
Cargo Data Corporation’s Lightning temperature monitoring system is a solution specifically designed to satisfy the new regulations perfectly. It’s also much easier to use than most competing temperature monitoring systems, and automatically archives all collected temperature data and arrival quality documentation to the Cloud.
The Lightning Real Time instrument includes NFC technology, which allows the Receiver to immediately view vital in-transit temperature data immediately upon arrival. You’ll no longer need to waste time and money by going to the Receiving office to review temperature data on a computer.
The Receiver/Inspector only needs to hold the Lightning temperature recorder back-to-back with an Android NFC-enabled smart device, and the Lightning App will display the full temperature chart for the monitored period. The Receiver/Inspector can also use the App to add key data points like PO number, pulp temperature, and arrival quality. Product photos can also be added to the temperature record.
Once the Receiver/Inspector reviews the temperature chart, temperature data and images will be automatically uploaded to the Cargo Data secure Cloud server. This makes it simple to retrieve temperature data for QA or regulatory review.
Contact Cargo Data Today to be FSMA Compliant
To learn more about implementing the Lightning real-time temperature system, contact the experts at Cargo Data Corporation at 800-338-8134. Our team is ready and able to help you design a program that makes FSMA temperature monitoring compliance easy!