Food safety is one of the biggest issues affecting the U.S. agricultural and food industries, today.
How Does Asset Tracking Benefit the Food and Beverage Industry?
Some concerns for farmers and businesses in the food industry are foodborne illnesses, recalls, the risk of contamination, spoilage, etc. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control, 48 million people in the U.S (1 in 6) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases. In January 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, marking the first major reform of the U.S. FDA in 70 years, but, that alone is not decreasing the number of recalls and citizens falling ill. FoodSafety Magazine stated that a total of 456 food recalls in the U.S. were recorded in 2017.
How do we fix this?
Every aspect and process in the food industry needs to be tracked- from production, preparation, storage, transportation, and delivery. This need to track in the food industry calls for Asset Tracking. On top of Asset Tracking, to maintain the quality of food products, prevent food contamination and maintain safety, temperature management is vital.
Asset tracking allows you to make the most of your assets, gives you complete visibility, control, and protection over them. With Silent Passenger®, you can monitor and track assets 24/7. Silent Passenger also provides Temperature Control- which helps maintain the cold chain cycle and provides real-time monitoring. With SP Temperature Control, highly sensitive temperature probes are installed into vehicles, integrating with Silent Passenger software to assure precise temperature control. You will receive instant alerts when temperatures have exceeded the desired threshold.