Food Temp™ Helps Comply with the 2 Hour – 4 Hour Rule for HACCP Plans

Timestrip® has a new range of Food Temp™ indicators which have been specifically developed for food shipping and storage.

The newly designed temperature breach window on the Food Temp™ 5°C indicates breaches lasting between two to four hours.

Why 2 Hour – 4 Hours?

 2 Hour - 4 Hour Rule for HACCP Plans Explained

In the food industry, food with the potential to grow hazardous pathogens are kept safe from developing harmful levels of bacteria using a HACCP Plan with a 2 Hour – 4 Hour Rule.

If the food is exposed to a temperature breach for less than 2 hours, bacteria have not been developing quickly and can be returned to the safe temperature.

Users can see that the breach window on the Food Temp™ indicator has remained white and can return products to the safe temperature.

If exposed to breach temperatures above 2 Hours, but under 4 Hours- bacteria levels have begun to rapidly multiply but have not reached dangerously high levels.

When users see blue in the breach window, it will alert them they must use the food immediately and cannot be returned to storage.

After a 4 hour exposure to a temperature breach, bacteria have had the time to multiply to unsafe levels and cannot be consumed.

A completely blue window on a Food Temp™ indicator lets a user know that the food product is unsafe to use and must be immediately discarded.

For more information, see our Food Temp Indicator page.

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See you on Sunday at ISBT London 2015!

ISBT London 2015

Timestrip® will be attending 25th Regional Congress of the ISBT London 2015 at the ExCel Exhibition and Visitor Centre.

Blood Temp 6You can see our Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 and Timestrip® Blood Temp 6, our new 6°C blood temperature monitoring indicator, being demonstrated at the exhibition.

We will be at Booth 573 with Helapet Limited. Stop by and get a sample of our product to take home with you.

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Introducing Our 6 Degree Blood Bag Temperature Monitor

Timestrip is pleased to announce the arrival of our 6ºC blood bag temperature indicator– Blood Temp 6.
Blood Temp 6

Blood Temp 6 single use temperature indicators are low cost, field activated, and irreversible – they have been designed to be adhered directly to blood bags and are calibrated specifically to monitor the 6ºC threshold.

Blood temp 6 on blood transfusion bag

Use for monitoring temperature exposure when blood bags are in transit from storage, as in hospital blood banks. Blood Temp 6 provides a simple visual indication that blood has been stored and transported below 6 degrees Celsius.

Blood Temp 10

Along with our existing 10ºC product, Blood Temp 10, and our 25ºC Extreme room temperature indicator, Timestrip Plus 25ºC, Timestrip indicators are ideal for all your blood bag monitoring needs.

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Timestrip Attending ISBT London 2015

ISBTFrom 27 June – 1 July 2015, Timestrip will be attending the 25th  Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) in London, UK.

ISBT is a society in the field of blood transfusion, transplants, science and medicine.

It facilitates knowledge about transfusion medicine to serve the interests of donors and patients.

Attendees will be able to see our new 6°C temperature monitoring product, Timestrip Blood Temp 6, along with Timestrip Blood Temp 10. Blood Temp 6Look for future news updates where we will post our booth number and detailed schedule. We look forward to meeting you!

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Temperature Controlled Warehouse Opening in Chicago Renews Focus on Monitoring Pharmaceuticals

departures_lounge DHL Global Forwarding opened it’s purpose built temperature controlled warehouse to process pharmaceutical, biotech and medical devices in Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

With 10,000 temperature controlled square feet situated in the world’s busiest airport, businesses now have better ways to get their temperature controlled healthcare products all over the globe.

Whether your products are being flown internationally, or shipped overground locally, you need to be sure temperature breaches have not occurred in transit.

Timestrip® has a line of temperature breach indicators that are small, easy-to-use, cost effective indicators that and provide auditable proof that your devices arrived safe to use.

The Timestrip® PLUS Duo line is created with vaccines in mind, as they indicate two ascending temperature breaches, both the higher and lower thresholds.

Our Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 indicator is a single use ascending temperature breach indicator that can be applied directly to a blood bag, and will visually alert you to a 10°C breach of the blood bag’s core temperature.

For all other temperature monitoring needs, our Timestrip® PLUS line monitors ascending temperature breaches in a variety of temperatures between -20°C and 30°C.

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