The Timestrip® Solution
To a address these monitoring time and temperature constraints, the company uses the Timestrip® PLUS™ TP252 — a 4-hour 5°C irreversible time and temperature indicator.
Use of the label has enabled customers to reliably monitor for any temperature excursions and thus avoid feeding their pets spoiled and potentially dangerous food .
It has also promoted improved trust in the company’s products by providing customers with clear, unambiguous data as to whether any temperature excursions have occured during transit and how long they lasted. If the indicator window on the Timestrip® PLUS is filled in blue, the customer immediately knows that the cumulative time of temperature breaches mean the product should be discarded.
“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® PLUS™ 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.