A new DeltaTrak refrigeration temperature indicator is a finalist for the United Fresh New Product Awards, to be presented at the Washington, D.C.-based association’s May 14-16 convention in San Diego.

DeltaTrak introduces temperature monitoring systemThe ThermoTrace Time Temperature Indicator provides customers bar codes to monitor temperatures as products travel through the cold chain, according to a news release.

The product is different in the marketplace because it enhances handlers’ ability to collect and save temperature information in accordance with Produce Traceability Initiative guidelines for documentation, Pleasanton, Calif.-based DeltaTrak officials said in the release.

The system works with standard bar code reader technology and is easily integrated into a customer’s environment and procedures, company officials said in the release.

The Time Temperature Indicator cold chain system includes labels. Once the bar code is scanned, predefined and customized product quality messages appear on the reader’s screen, according to the release.

Scans are saved to DeltaTrak’s cloud-based Time Temperature Indicator Service which provides other services including e-mail notifications, text messaging and reporting, according to the release.

DeltaTrak is cold chain management, monitoring and food safety provider.