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New ShockWatch Software Tracks and Analyzes Cold Chain Performance

ShockWatch, a leader in supply chain monitoring, introduced the web-hosted TrekView Data Management System (DMS) to make monitoring of temperature-sensitive products easier than ever. As a cloud-based application, the TrekView DMS puts actionable intelligence at supply chain managers’ fingertips, wherever they are. “If they can access the Internet, they can...

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FDA Proposes Safety Plan for Imported Foods

Temperature control is one element of a robust plan. Food importers will be required to develop a plan to verify the safety of foods purchased from foreign suppliers, if the rule proposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July is implemented. This new prong of the Food Safety...

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Videos Document Cargo-Handling Negligence

Cargo handling can get rough. Accidents happen and people make mistakes but, sometimes, the magnitude of the slip-ups is simply jaw-dropping. This video of cargo handlers at China’s Guangzhou airport is one of those. With 3.23 million views and climbing, it’s a mesmerizing example of willful incompetence. In the four-minute video, a...

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Does Your Food Sizzle Before it’s Grilled?

With summer temperatures in the 90s across much of the U.S., food suppliers may find their products experience high heat long before they reach the grill. When the Indiana State Police checked the refrigerated trucks traveling its highways last summer, the results were frightening. Too often, especially with small operators, refrigeration...

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Thermal Risks are Highest for Small Box Trucks

“It’s a short trip… The cooler will hold the temperature, even without ice… Turning off the refrigeration unit will save fuel…”  These rationalizations for unsafe food transportation practices have all been used by truck drivers, and they all threaten the safety of the foods they transport.

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ShockWatch Flex Monitors Impacts, Even on Curved or Irregular Surfaces

Be alert to drops and other impacts that affect calibration. When tolerances are tight and there’s no room for error, knowing whether your instruments or tools are still properly calibrated is vital.  The ShockWatch Flex impact indicator alerts users to shocks that can throw delicate instruments or electronics out of...

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Pharma Preps for Serialization

Mandates that pharmaceutical products be serialized, tracked, and traced are being implemented throughout the world. In preparation, the pharmaceutical industry is revamping packaging lines and distributors are developing strategies to track every unit, from the pallet  down to the vial, as it moves from the manufacturer all the way to...

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ShockWatch 2 Helps Shippers Save Money and Detect Damage

The new ShockWatch 2 impact monitor helps shippers reduce costs and accurately assign accountability for damage. With a single glance at the new ShockWatch 2 impact indicator, you know whether a shipment was handled roughly. The indicator is tamperproof and serialized, providing indisputable evidence of the handling conditions. The ShockWatch...

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ShockWatch Wins Top Blog Award

The ShockWatch cold chain blog was recently listed as one of Cold Chain IQ’s top bloggers. Focusing on all areas of temperature controlled logistics, distribution and quality in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, Cold Chain IQ is an international resource center for temperature control life science professional. According to Marketing Manager Jay Freeborn, the editorial...

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Frozen Food Goes Global

The global cold chain market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.2% between now and 2017, according to a recent report from Markets and Markets.  Although much of that growth is attributed to the mature markets of the US and Germany, a major shift...

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