Cold Chain White Papers & Articles

  1. Preparing For FSMA: The Sanitary Transportation Of Human And Animal Food Rule

    FSMA’s seventh rule, the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, will go into effect March 31. Previously, it was just guidelines set forth by the FDA; now, it’s a law for those involved in the transportation of perishables to meet requirements in sanitation, temperature control, and record keeping. Full text of the FDA’s guidelines and who is covered can be found in the above link.

  2. Defining Concepts And Potential Of Novel Food Processing Technologies

    Novel food technologies are a new trend in food processing. The ability of innovative methods to transform, preserve, and tailor foods with improved functional and nutritional values has created global interest in their development. Foods that are processed in a less-severe manner can be safer, fresher, more natural, and additive-free. Using these innovative approaches, some foods also can be stored for longer periods.

  3. Are You Effectively And Efficiently Monitoring Your Cold Chain?

    The cold chain is the uninterrupted path along which temperature-sensitive products travel from the manufacturer to the consumer and plays a major role in the food industry’s supply chain. But, a successful cold chain requires monitoring and validating all of the cold chain’s components. Here are a few guidelines to help ensure your company’s cold chain is effective and efficient.

  4. What’s The Impact Of Big Data In The Cold Chain?

    Anywhere you look these days, people talk about big data. Whether you are in the technology industry, the retail industry, the supply chain and logistics industry, or any other industry, there is no doubt that big data plays a part.

  5. Food Safety Modernization Act and e-Pedigree With Intelleflex' Temperature Monitor

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (signed by President Obama in January 2011), and the e-Pedigree law, set to take effect in January 2015 should drive demand for Intelleflex’ solutions, and asset tracking technologies in general


  6. Improving Quality Assurance In The Meat And Seafood Cold Chain

    According to the CDC approximately one in six Americans is sickened each year by food borne illnesses. That’s nearly 48 million preventable illnesses. The best prevention, according to the FDA, is to properly treat or cook the food and then to chill it to temperatures that prevent the growth of pathogen and the formation of toxins.

  7. What's The Business Case For Real-Time Temperature Monitoring And Analytics?

    Whatever industry you are in, modern business requires strong justification for any investments in solutions or technologies that enhance the main business. Often the question is about ‘return on investment’, or ROI.  Typical questions asked by senior management are, ‘What benefit would we get in monetary value from this technology?’ and if they are convinced of the benefit, then ‘How much does it cost?’