May 22, 2023

Food Logistics

Vaccine Transport Guidelines for Maximum Efficacy and Safety

Vaccines remain viable when they are transported with temperature requirements in mind. Here are the vaccine transport guidelines you need to know.

May 15, 2023

Food Logistics

How to Ship Cold Food: A Guide to Shipping Frozen and Perishable Food

What is the true cost of food wastage and how can you combat it? Here are some practical steps for shipping cold food safely.

May 8, 2023

Food Logistics

Temperature-Controlled Travels: Blood Sample Transportation Guidelines

Blood samples are a precious resource for medical procedures and testing. Here are the guidelines you should follow when transporting blood samples.

April 24, 2023

Food Logistics

5 Hot Trends in Cold Chain Management

The only constant is change in cold chain management. Explore the trends that can future-proof the way you transport temperature-sensitive products.

April 17, 2023

Food Logistics

4 Things You Should Know About Pharmaceutical Shipping Regulations

Brush up on the pharmaceutical transportation regulations that apply to you. Find out how to comply while optimizing your shipping process.

April 10, 2023

Food Logistics

How to Optimize Laboratory Specimen Transport Process

In this article, we share laboratory specimen transport guidelines so you can balance care and speed in your specimen logistics process.

April 3, 2023

Food Logistics

Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Management Best Practices

Take the complexity out of cold chain pharma logistics with these 5 best practices. Here are the tips, tricks, and tech you need to know about.

March 14, 2023

Life Sciences

Vaccine Accessibility Challenges in Remote Regions

The biggest challenge with remote regions is the availability of necessary resources. Proper cold-chain equipment is a must in order to maintain the integrity of vaccines.

March 14, 2023

Food Logistics

What is Cold Chain Package Testing?

Transporting temperature sensitive products is a tricky business and it can mean the difference between life and death when it comes to food or medicine. It’s understanding this responsibility to end-consumers that makes testing every part of the cold chain necessary. No transporter can simply start moving temperature sensitive products without being sure that they have the correct people, processes, and technology in place to do it. In this article, we’ll explore what cold chain package testing is, how it’s done, and why it’s important.

March 14, 2023

Food Logistics

How Temperature Monitoring Systems Optimize Cold Chain Logistics

As transporters, you need to have some control over the management of your cold chain. From route planning to selecting the right people, packaging, and technology, you need to be able to track and monitor your products throughout the journey. Ultimately, the successful management of your cold chain hinges on your monitoring systems, so let’s find out more about how these systems work. 

February 13, 2023

Food Logistics

How to Ship Temperature Sensitive Items

Knowing how to ship temperature sensitive items can still be very difficult even though we now have far more advanced technology and systems to help us. Each item has different requirements and you cannot account for every hurdle that can come your way no matter how much planning you put in. In this article, we’ll explore how you an ship temperature sensitive items using all the advantages of the 21st century.

February 6, 2023

Food Logistics

Cold Chain Management Best Practices

Keeping products cold is not as simple as leaving them in the fridge or freezer. In fact, even if you’re working within a cold environment, you cannot guarantee that your product will not spoil or become harmful. That is why managing and controlling temperature is so important; even a few degrees hotter or colder could cause significant damage.

January 16, 2023

Food Logistics

How Food and Beverage Companies Can Overcome Food Transportation Issues

Often, the success or failure of shipping temperature-sensitive products comes down to how well you can control the controllable and adapt to unforeseen circumstances. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the challenges that you can face and what can be done to mitigate these risks.

January 9, 2023

Food Safety

Food Safety vs. Food Quality and The Importance of Knowing The Difference

Food safety centers around physical health while quality is more about the satisfaction of your customers. You can understand why these two terms are important to the food industry and to you especially as a business owner.

December 16, 2022

Food Logistics

Temperature Sensitive Products

Maintaining the proper temperature throughout the supply chain plays a crucial role in food safety as nobody wants a spoiled steak delivered to their door or a compromised vaccine going into their body. These kinds of products are considered temperature sensitive.

November 14, 2022

Food Safety

FSMA - A Proactive Approach to Food Safety

In 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law to require all food industry companies to develop and implement specific food safety guidelines as mapped out by Hazard Analysis Risk-Based Preventative Control (HARPC).

October 10, 2022

Food Safety

Is it Safe to Store Perishables Outdoors in the Winter?

The number one risk in storing food outdoors is the uncontrolled temperatures. Harmful bacteria begin to grow when temperatures rise above 40°F for more than 2 hours.

September 14, 2022

Ask the Expert

ASK THE EXPERT - How Label shortages have affected the Supply Chain

Our supply chain has been struggling and while we may see a glimpse of that when purchasing our favorite ice cream at twice the price as 2 years ago, we often overlook the simplicities such as labels. Without labels, our supply chain is unable to function and without the raw materials, everything will surely come to a complete halt.

July 29, 2022

Food Waste

The Global Impact of Food Loss & Waste

As world hunger challenges continue to rise, our annual global food waste numbers are also increasing. In order to combat these numbers, we must first analyze why we are experiencing the increase, where in the food chain waste occurs, and how we can mitigate the problem.

June 30, 2022

Ask the Expert

ASK THE EXPERT - How to Improve Customer Retention in the Cold Chain

During this rapid shift to consumer delivery and the uptick of home delivery companies, the competition to gain repeat customers is quite the challenge. In order to develop this kind of loyalty, it is crucial to go above and beyond to create the best experience and product possible.

June 13, 2022

Food Safety

Food Safety in the eyes of the Consumer

In December 2021, Sensormatic conducted a Deep Study on Food Safety which gathered information directly from the consumer. They found that 56% of shoppers have experienced food safety issues in the past, with 28% being within the last year.

May 31, 2022

Food Safety

World Food Safety Day 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) joined forces to observe the safety of our food and give guidance as to what you can do to help bring awareness to food safety.

April 29, 2022

Food Logistics

RFID Technology - The right solution for cold chain?

One of the biggest challenges with RFID technology is interference between antennas. When multiple RFID tags are transmitting signals simultaneously, the reader gets “confused” with too much data.

April 22, 2022

Ask the Expert

ASK THE EXPERT - The Effects of Time and Temperature on Pathogen Growth

Time and temperature together are linked factors in the growth of pathogens - the harmful bacteria that can lead to a foodborne illness.

March 31, 2022

Life Sciences

Maintaining Sample Integrity for At-home Biological Sample Collection

At-home biological sample collection has its challenges, just like any other industry. However, improvements are ongoing and with such an accelerated advance into a world of remote services, there is always plenty of room to grow.

March 22, 2022

Life Sciences

ASK THE EXPERT - Telemedicine, At home testing

There are still challenges of home-based collection, such as with patient instructions, transport of the sample to the lab and monitoring of the transport condition throughout its journey to the lab.