Food safety is a top priority for all refrigerated transporters. While it’s critical for a shipment to make it from Point A to Point B, transportation itself is never enough. Anyone transporting food that’s meant to be consumed by others has a responsibility for safety. Not only can mistreatment of food during transport result in contamination, it can also damage a company’s reputation.
The most effective way to maintain quality control within transport is by utilizing real-time data monitoring with a connected high-precision data logger. Typically, a traditional data logger accompanies the food shipment at Point A, and the employee at Point B reads the logger to determine whether the food was kept in an acceptable temperature range. If the food is stored outside of the standard temperature range, the only course of action would be to throw out the entire shipment. While this may not be the worst thing in the world when shipping food products that are less expensive, disposing of an entire shipment of prime-cut steak or seafood can cost businesses upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars.