Sealed Air Corp. and Results Oriented Inc. have combined forces in the form of TempTRIP LLC, offering a temperature monitoring system they say can help reduce fresh produce shrink during distribution.
Based in Broomfield, Colo., TempTRIP has a system with temperature sensing RFID tags and readers that uses the Internet to keep track of perishable items from harvest to arrival at retailers, according to a news release from the company.
The company launched the system earlier this year.
In addition to monitoring and storing a record of the temperature of a pallet or individual box, the TempTRIP tags allow users to track shipments online.
By looking at the online route of a load of fresh produce, users in the cold chain can tell whether and where a load has been subject to off-spec temperatures.
Chief operations officer, Phaedra Culjak, said in the release that the TempTRIP system allows users to share data with partners along the cold chain so that everyone involved can fine tune their operations to maintain optimum temperatures.
The TempTRIP tags are also reusable and can be restarted to record a new trip once a load has been delivered. According to the company’s website the tags last as long as five years and their “ownership” can be transferred from grower to packer to shipper to receiver for reuse.