Five things you didn’t know about temperature monitoring

Cold chain storage and transportation are complicated, there are no two ways about it. However, they are also crucial for a legal and profitable business in the fruit, vegetables, fish and pharmaceuticals industries. It is therefore essential to partner with businesses who can simplify information and streamline solutions to protect your product, and your business.

Here at TMSA, we are comfortable with requirements, processes, and products to keep things cool, frozen or fresh. We’ve pulled together five of our favourite facts which give a little insight and probably haven’t crossed your mind!

  1. Temperature sensitive products often also require protection from moisture, light, or particular air pressures. This is an especially relevant consideration when planning transportation via air, ship, or refrigerated truck.
  2. The pharmaceutical industry has one of the greatest needs for temperature monitoring solutions as vaccines and drugs can be rendered ineffective, or even dangerous, if a particular temperature range is not maintained. Each year, over 80 million shipments of medical products move around the globe.
  3. Temperature monitoring doesn’t just apply to storage and transportation of goods. Operating theatres also have prescribed ideal temperatures. Although they may seem chilly to patients, it is important for these hospital rooms to be kept cool to prevent bacteria growth and help prevent post-operative infections.
  4. It is possible to produce custom temperature monitors. Timestrip, for example, will manufacture label indicators to match a client’s specific needs in terms of the environment it will be calibrated for, the duration of monitoring it should complete (from minutes to years!) and even the appearance of the label itself.
  5. It’s not just fruit, vegetables and fish which require controlled temperatures after picking. Cocoa beans must also be protected from low temperatures. If beans are exposed to low temperatures a chemical reaction occurs. This requires more fat to be added during the coffee manufacturing process. As a result, the coffee has a different, inferior, taste and is more costly to produce.

Temperature monitoring can seem complicated, but the reasons to prioritise it are simple. In many cases, successful temperature regulation will protect consumers from rotten produce or ineffective drugs, and it will always be more economical for your business to guard against wastage. We’re here to apply our knowledge and experience to help you implement successful solutions with ease.