A large number of species appropriate health benefits have been reported with this type of canine diet, including better digestion, shinier coats and improved oral health. Its products are stored and delivered frozen.
Monitoring of pet nutrition temperature
The company does not use refrigerated lorries and has had to adapt packaging to enable the best possible transport conditions. “Foods in transit must not be above the temperature of 5°C. They leave us at around minus-18°C and we want to make sure the product gets to the customer at worst after 2 days’ transit within a refrigerator temperature environment,” says Luke.
To a address these monitoring time and temperature constraints, the company uses the Timestrip Food TP252 — a 4-hour 5°C irreversible time and temperature indicator.
“If a box of food turns up and looks like it has thawed customers can instantly look at the Timestrip indicator label and see that the dog food is indeed safe to stick back into a freezer and be ready for when it’s needed,” says Luke.
Although exact data on financial savings that use of the Timestrip Food TP252 has led to is unavailable, Luke says that it has helped with a large volume of deliveries and has already saved the company an amount greater than their cost.
A further benefit of using Timestrip labels is related to the company’s ongoing commitment to environmental protection. For packaging, it uses 100% recyclable materials wherever possible. It also works to reuse and recycle as much packaging as possible and runs a scheme to get packaging back from customers. Because Timestrip indicators can be easily disposed of in general waste, they support this core value of the company. Their single-use and unique serial number features promote security and ensure the full traceability of products.