Migrating to the new FlashTrak® Mini PDF In-Transit Logger has never been easier. Here are three reasons you should consider making the move:
Shadow Log: Even if you forget to start the logger, DeltaTrak has you covered. The Mini PDF Logger will still record data and deliver a report to guarantee your data and ensure traceability.
Produce picked from the field has a long road before arriving on the consumer’s plate. First, the harvested food immediately goes to a cooling facility located near the field. From the cooling facility, trucks take the commodity to a distribution center. Finally, the produce is transported to the grocery stores. For these trips, shippers typically use in-transit loggers to insure that the carrier did what was necessary to provide and deliver the commodities that the receiver purchased.
In the past, shippers of perishable products would arrange with carriers to deliver their shipment from Point A to Point B and hope for the best. There was little or no visibility into the temperature conditions in the back of the truck or where en route the truck actually was.
Fortunately, the FlashLink® BLE Data Logger changes all that. The “BLE” stands for Bluetooth Low Energy and has turned the product into a real-time temperature, humidity and location solution.
In the journeys from "Field to Fork," in-transit temperature loggers provide evidence that the commodity is fresh and that proper temperature has been maintained. The independent temperature logger ensures that the item being offered for sale will have the best possible quality and longest shelf life.
But what happens if the loader forgets to start the logger? Indeed, according to DeltaTrak hard data, approximately 8% of in-transit loggers are never actually started!
A couple of years ago, I took my kids to a fruit orchard in the Bay Area. The orchard had some blackberry bushes, so we picked a lot of berries that hot June day and then went on to also pick some apricots.
We placed the cardboard box with the berries on the back seat of the car and drove home--about an hour away. From that hour in the car which included the time it took the car to cool down, the berries had left bright purple-colored stains on the box. Clearly, the berries had suffered from the heat and would all have to be eaten quickly or be thrown away.
Many methods are in place, or have been tested, to provide a reliable indicator of the quality of the produce the retailer puts on the shelf for the consumer. Each of these have unique and “tried” methods of prediction, but with so many factors that influence quality and shelf life in the supply chain it would seem to be impossible to provide an all-encompassing method.
In a world where almost everyone has a smart phone and other mobile devices, DeltaTrak is moving along with technology by developing mobile temperature logging devices for transit, and one of their newest products, the FlashLink Mini, fits nicely into this trend.
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