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Fresh Produce Temperature Control & Ripening
Ensuring correct Fresh Produce Temperature Control handling and storage of fresh produce is an important factor in packing the highest quality produce, and ensuring the quality of produce is maintained according to the required quality control and management specifications. As part of the temperature control process, FarmSoft also provides multiple Quality Control features that allows the configuration and testing of quality control for any type of fresh produce, packed, raw, shipping containers, and daily hygiene packhouse tests.Fresh Produce Temperature Control features:
- Specify the minimum and maximum temperature of each cool room, warehouse, storage location, chilling equipment, hydro-cooler
- Specify the temperature at which each variety of produce must be stored during the Packhouse processes
- Employees receive on-screen alerts when they attempt to store produce in a location that doesn’t match the temperature requirements of the produce
- Alerts are generated whenever inventory or pallets are created, edited, saved, or moved
- Supports unlimited variety temperature settings
- Set the ripening features of inventory by easily adjusting their features while they ripen. Select inventory, and apply new features such as “1/4 red” to “1/2 red” and so on.
- Supports unlimited warehouse/location temperature ranges
- supported on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices.
Learn more about Fresh Produce Temperature Control , download the FarmSoft Packhouse Software brochure or watch the fruit packing video.
- Pre configure ripening classes and features
- Filter by location or produce feature to select produce that has a ripening state change
- Bulk change the features of the ripened produce, eg: from green to yellow, or 1/2 to 3/4 red.
Contact your nearest FarmSoft consultant now to discuss your options.
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Why temperature monitoring and tracking is important in transportation
“With an increasing demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, the need for temperature control is also increasing. So the protection of perishable cargo in transit is becoming our principal task. In the past, we introduced an activated data logger that can generate a temperature report after the transport’s arrival. Is it too late to get the relevant data after arriving at the destination? Now, we are entering a real-time era, especially in the fruit and vegetable sector, real-time monitoring is very important. In this context, Elitech Technology, Inc. which is dedicated to developing an IoT data logger, has found a solution.” said Alice from Elitech.
Glog-5 used in transport
“The first impression most people have of a IoT data logger is that it is too hard to use for them or too complicated. While actually it is not. We provide a good guidance and service for our clients who make use of our products, furthermore we designed the data logger in such a way that it is very user-friendly. ”
“You only have to pull the tab to activate the battery, then you can place the GLOLG-5 with your products and you can get real-time information about the temperature, location and safety of your product. Our Glog-5 provides real-time temperature, location and door opening detection for perishable and high-value shipments in transit. By using our Elitech cloud and Mobile APP, the Glog-5 allows customers to check critical data at any time and anywhere, even in remote areas around the world.”
Elitech Glog-5 is supported with 2G/4G communication
"As a company dedicated to real-time temperature monitoring, we understand the importance of data. Whether it's the temperature of perishable agricultural products on the road or high-value medicines that can save lives, we use the latest science and technology to provide real-time, continuous information and to send you alerts on your computer, tablet or smartphone when something changes."
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The benefits of temperature monitoring in fresh produce supply chains
Ensuring consistent quality of fresh produce on arrival at export market retail stores is important to all export supply chains. Scott Ledger, Export and Quality Manager with Manbulloo said that, ‘The use of temperature monitoring is an important tool to ensure consistent fruit quality’. Scott and Noel Ainsworth (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland; DAF) recently produced two short five minute videos.
While the two videos have a focus on mango exports from Australia, the content is relevant to anyone who ships and receives fresh produce.
Another video showcases the benefits that Greg Parr, Managing Director at Glengrove Orchard Pty Ltd has identified as a result of using temperature monitoring in lemon export consignments.
Temperature monitoring is important in identifying where improvements in the cold chain are required to ensure temperatures remain within the preferred range. This is critical to ensure the required fruit quality on arrival at the importer, every time.
While the logger platform provides reports and data on the recorded temperatures, we have often found that these reports do not meet all the requirements of the end-user, and re-graphing the data may be required. In response, the DAF Supply Chain Innovation team developed a video to outline the benefits of re-graphing the temperature data. The video can be viewed here. The team also produced a factsheet and Excel template to assist exporters with the process of re-graphing data. While the factsheet is on the DAF Supply Chain Innovation team website, the Excel template is available upon request to make that process quicker and more reliable.
The Serviced Supply Chains project is funded by the Hort Frontiers Asian Markets Fund (project AM15002), part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, with co-investment from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland (DAF), Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions (Victoria), Manbulloo (mangoes), Montague Fresh (summerfruit), Glengrove (citrus), the Australian Government plus in-kind support from the University of Queensland and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia
Scott Ledger featured in videos discussing temperature management.
Long-range temperature monitoring solution for fresh produce shipments
Tracking the temperature of sensitive and perishable products during transport is a real industry challenge. The growing requirement for traceability has led to increasing expenses related to monitoring the cold chain: it is expected that $6.23 billion dollars will be spent annually for monitoring by 20221.
To solve the problem, OCEASOFT, a member of the LoRa Alliance, developed the Cobalt ML3 solution. Cobalt ML3 connected data logger takes care of temperature traceability during product logistics phases, using long-range wireless technology.
The solution has been chosen by Dispam Groupe 2M, a French expert in refrigerated truck transport, with a deployment in progress for its entire vehicle fleet to ensure end-to-end temperature tracking for its customers.
The solution automatically collects temperature data recorded by Cobalt ML3 modules and transfers the information to a secure Cloud platform via a network of receivers using the LoRaWan protocol.
Using the solution, OCEASOFT claims that no human intervention is needed to ensure continuous temperature monitoring across the entire logistics chain.
The Cobalt ML3 uses low-energy-consumption technologies enabling battery life up to one year. An external waterproof, protective casing can also be used for logistics and transport applications requiring additional robustness. Cobalt ML3 respects regulatory standards, notably EN 12830 and 21 CFR Part 11.
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Widely used in industries of fresh produce, cold chain, and medicine
Increasing attention paid to temperature and humidity recorders
Over recent years, consumer requirements for product quality have been increasing. Consequently, the requirements for temperature and humidity in various industries have become increasingly strict. Against this backdrop, temperature and humidity recorders able to conduct real-time monitoring of various parameters have attracted much attention in the Chinese and global markets. A good recorder of this kind is able to integrate data collection, display, storage, and analysis, and meet various needs of customers from various industries such as IoT monitoring and wireless transmission.
Fresh-key offers disposable PDF / CSV temperature recorders, Bluetooth temperature recorders, real-time recorders of temperature and humidity, location, and light, and places system development and customer experience at its core. Its temperature and humidity recorders are widely used in fresh produce, medicine, cold chain, and other industries. In the past few years, Fresh-key has launched a variety of products based on the individual needs of customers for their target markets and has obtained highly positive feedback.
Tina of Fresh Key was very pleased to note that the temperature data recorded by several recorders in the past have been used as a standard to check the quality of goods. For example, the fruit brand Xiyu Xiangfei used the Fresh-key recorder and effectively avoided the issue where the cold chain was incomplete and substandard and recovered part of the losses in a short time. At the same time, she said that in addition to the fresh produce industry, these recorders also have great potential in medicine, cold chain, and other industries. All operations in these industries have strict requirements on temperature and humidity, and only by getting the needed monitoring data timely can the quality of the end-product be assured.
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