Third Party Logistics – Keeping Food Safe Through Transport and Storage
Third Party Logistics (3PL) providers responsible for the transport and storage of food face a number of challenges. Cold foods must be kept at a consistent temperature at all times. This is the only way to prevent loss as well as foodborne illness and disease.
Monitoring and Tracking the Temperature of Food
Fluctuations in temperature caused by equipment malfunction or failure can have a major impact on food. Just twenty minutes at room temperature can cause the number of harmful bacteria to double. These bacteria continue to double every twenty minutes as long as food is not properly refrigerated.
Unfortunately, most 3PL providers do not have a way to track and monitor temperature fluctuations. This is especially true for food being transported long distances or stored in large warehouses. In these instances, if something happens to the cold storage unit, it can take hours before anyone notices.
Sometimes, frozen food defrosts and then refreezes. When this occurs, the provider might not realize there was a problem. This leads to contaminated or spoiled food being passed on to the consumer.
Spoiled food results in significant loss for the 3PL. It can also result in loss of reputation. It’s crucial that 3PL providers do all that they can to prevent loss and protect consumers.
IoT Solution Monitors Food During Transport and Storage
Mint Controls’ solution helps track and monitor food during transport and storage. Our system uses a variety of sensors and IoT devices to keep track of temperatures at all times. Our solution sends automatic alerts the moment a problem is detected.
Mint Controls’ system tracks equipment to ensure it is working as it should. The system tracks the amount of time needed between maintenance. This allows management to schedule maintenance procedures well in advance.
Cold foods are carefully monitored throughout their entire journey to ensure temperatures remain consistent and potential issues are addressed before they are able to cause a problem.
Our Solution Provides Exceptional Value and Convenience
Our solution monitors temperature, humidity, expiration dates, shelf life, energy efficiency, refrigerant levels, condenser motor conditions, and bacteria levels. Our system is specially designed to increase efficiency and profitability, while eliminating loss.
Mint Controls’ cold storage solution ties into existing systems, allowing us to provide exceptional value to our customers. We provide 24/7 remote support as well as on-site support of our solutions. No other IoT solution provider offers this level of value and service.
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