Temperature monitors and data loggers are used throughout the cold chain to monitor the temperature history of perishable items, including food and pharmaceuticals. Since there are so many different options on the market, choosing the right recorder isn’t the easiest task. Here’s a few things to consider before making your choice.
Temperature Monitoring for the Cold Chain Process
Real-time monitoring choices: In order to maintain compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), you’ll need to ensure your fleets are fully equipped with consistent temperature monitoring. Real-time monitoring is a powerful technology for compliance and food safety. These “set-it-and-forget” systems monitor the temperature of your product constantly while it’s being shipped and assures precise data gathering. You can then review any data point from any time. Our new real-time system, Lightning Real Time, is designed to provide the Inspector/Receiver with a complete temperature chart at the trailer door
Single use recorders: If you are shipping goods on a one-way route, a single-use recorder should be your go-to option. Since there’s no cost-effective way to return the recorder to the supplier after it’s been used, this type of recorder is the most inexpensive. At Cargo Data, we offer several single-use recorders for different circumstances, like the Lightning NFC, a smartphone-enabled recorder, or the Quality USB, which is perfect for slipping into shipping cartons.
Reusable recorders: Reusable recorders are typically the best choice for “closed loop” routes. This is where the shipment involved is a round trip. This is also considered a treasure if you’re monitoring inter-company transfers. Cargo Data’s Boomerang 2 is a robust and unique reusable recorder that is ideal for both shipments and temperature-controlled warehouses.
Contact Cargo Data for Real-Time Temperature Monitoring
If you’d like to know more about our temperature monitoring products and how they can maximize your cold chain’s FSMA compliance, give us a call. We offer free consultations and can be reached at (800) 338-8134.