DeltaTrak will be exhibiting at the NGA Show 2021 in Booth #1041 at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, September 19th-21st.
If you’d like to automate HACCP compliance and eliminate manual logging, be sure to stop by the DeltaTrak booth and get a demo of the new FlashCheck CMS (Compliance Management System).
During shipments, data loggers are perhaps most commonly used to monitor temperature. Having a record of when and where temperature abuse occurs can help you to resolve any shipment problems quickly and get paid faster.
But, what about other environmental factors such as humidity, light, and even shock? Measuring the humidity of a shipment is often critical—particularly when shipping certain types of produce, pharmaceuticals, and even desiccants—the very materials that help to protect products from water damage.
We recently spoke with Justin Chadwick, the Chief Executive Officer of the South African Citrus Growers Association. For the last 22 years, the CGA has been Justin’s home, but it’s safe to say agriculture has always been a part of his life, in one way or another. He’s had a very interesting career and life, and we enjoyed hearing his professional and personal story.
Having lived with the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year, almost everyone now know what a non-contact infrared forehead thermometer is. But, what about non-contact IR thermometers for surfaces rather than people. Such non-contact IR thermometers have been around for many years prior to COVID-19 and are great for getting a quick temperature measurement in a wide variety of settings. These include food establishments, distribution centers, cold storage, processing facilities, conveyer belts with moving products, and hard-to-reach areas.
In 2018 the United Nations General Assembly declared June 7th “World Food Safety Day”. Each year, World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations take the lead in this effort to highlight the importance of food safety and “inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development.”
- Category: Food
Food loss, especially produce, is typically the result of spoilage due to temperature excursion at an early point in the supply chain. Between 10% and 14% of produce loads are rejected because they do not meet temperature requirements. The supply chain has been plagued by poor visibility and limited data, contributing to rejected loads, which are very costly (millions of dollars annually), difficult to manage, and affect the shipper’s image.
We recently spoke with Janet Fortin from Global Fruit, the largest cherry exporter in Canada. The company partners with farms in British Columbia who grow and pack the cherries, and rely on Global Fruit to do the marketing and exporting. With roughly 125 orchards, Global Fruit anticipates that 2021 will be the best year it has ever had. According to Janet, “We’re estimating some trees will (have) over 100 pounds of cherries. I think this year we’re going to have 17 – 20 million pounds of cherries to ship. New customers coming on board, if possible, I would recommend DeltaTrak.”
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