More than 200 million containers carry perishable foods across the oceans every year. Temperature and humidity control are critical requirements to ensure that the food arrives at its final destination in perfect condition. Tracing and logging that data is now a pre-requisite for compliance to food safety programs.
Chichester based Gemini Data Loggers have been a major supplier to fresh produce for many years and have developed a range of loggers, probes and software in line with the ever changing demands of the industry.
One of their customers is Langmead Farms who produce leafy salads in the UK and Spain. Technical Manager, Clare Rapa is all too familiar with the stringent controls needed to be able to supply the major supermarkets.
“This is an exceptionally competitive market to be in and Langmead have always maintained an innovative approach to every stage of the supply chain.”
Clare continues saying, “ Whilst there are initial costs to be absorbed in embracing new technology, we believe that the long term investment is extremely worthwhile if it means ensuring that quality produce is delivered to a very demanding public time after time” Today’s consumers expect fresh fruit and vegetables of their choice throughout the year which obviously extends shipping and transit times. With Gemini’s ‘Tinytag’ data loggers, temperature and humidity can be recorded and logged to preset parameters and any fluctuations can be identified at any given time of a typical journey in the cold food chain.
Ian Gander is the Sales Manager of Gemini Data Loggers and says that he would “like to feel that our data loggers have been instrumental in helping Langmead. Our products ensure that top quality produce is delivered to the consumer and that any potential waste from rejected deliveries is eliminated”.
For the Farm group, competitiveness holds the key to future success in their market and the company’s significant growth can be directly attributed to the innovation and skills of their technical team.
Gemini Data Loggers (UK) Ltd
Tel: 01243 813000