Safe And Reliable
Cold-Pharma is a respected and highly successful enterprise. The mission of our company is to equip our customers with a reliable method of monitoring maximum temperature reached, Time exposure over ideal temperature and shelf life of their products throughout the entire cold chain supply.
Cold Pharma counts with a software that will bring up any interruptions in the cold chain or any refrigeration issues to your immediate attention and allowing you to take fast and effective action to correct the errors and protect the integrity of their temperature controlled items.
Cold-Pharma manufactures and sells its amazingly innovative technology worldwide. Without doubt, we offer you the most practical and cost-effective temperature indicator and cold chain monitoring system that functions all over the world.
Unique And Groundbreaking
Cold Pharma is a unique heat sensitive label, the best method of ensuring continuity in the cold chain supply, and it can be attached to any and all refrigerated products. Our groundbreaking technology checks maximum temperature reached, Time exposure over ideal temperature and shelf life of your products at all times. It also includes a product recall system.
General Questions About Cold Chain Monitoring Systems.
What you’ve always wanted to know about how cold chain works and why it’s necessary.
Q: What is a cold chain in the product distribution industry?
A: A cold chain is an uninterrupted supply chain, commonly used in the pharmaceutical and food industries where certain items, such as vaccines, meats, ice cream and other frozen goods, have been kept under controlled temperatures in order to preserve them and extend their shelf life; this chain must remain unbroken at all times of the storage and transportation process or the merchandise might lose optimum temperature and being to decay, once a product loses cold temperature it’s highly unlikely that it can be consumed or used, which implies a huge loss of money and resources to sellers and manufacturers alike. Our technology ensures that you have complete control over monitoring the cold chain system that your stock goes through.
Q:Why is maintaining the cold chain important?
A: It’s of extreme importance to retain the cold chain because once it is interrupted the integrity of the stock has been compromised; if a supply cold chain is interrupted at any point during storage or transportation then the products will lose their shelf life, if ice cream melts it won’t do any good to freeze it again because it loses its preservative components and it may not be good for consumption anymore, and the same happens with many other items that need to be kept at certain cold temperatures in order to preserve them. Medicines and vaccines can become dangerous and deadly if their cold chain is interrupted, as well as fish and other meats, and they are still used; with our smart label you won’t have to worry about losing the cold chain without knowing about it, as soon as you start monitoring your products with our inked labels you’ll be able to know if their optimum temperature increased during the supply chain and take the necessary measure to fix the interruption in the cold chain.
Q:How is the cold chain maintained during storage and shipping?
A: Cold chains are safeguarded by storing and shipping sensitive stocks in temperature controlled environments, such as refrigerated trucks and containers; the temperature in the transportation and the storage facilities must be the same one as the original temperature of the produce, it’s extremely important to keep time temperature indicators in all the places that will store or transport the supply as they can indicate to the people handling the packages if temperatures have raised. There are some items, like vaccines and other medication, that are very sensitive to temperature changes, even one degree higher can permanently damage the supply. Cold-Pharma specializes in tracking and monitoring your supply throughout the cold chain in order to allow you to see any increments in your merchandise’s temperature, we offer you an extremely sensitive and accurate cold chain monitoring system that will check the safety of your products and help you take corrective measures if the chain was interrupted.
Q:How to monitor the cold chain of food and pharmaceutical products?
A: The best way to monitor a cold chain is with a temperature indicator or a cold chain monitoring system; we offer you the best temperature indicator and cold chain monitor in the market, BLUELINE is a smart label injected with a temperature sensitive dash of ink that sticks on your products in order to monitor and create reports of every change in temperature that the supply may experience during the cold chain. Our cold chain monitoring system is ahead of other temperature checking technologies in the market; we supply you with top of the line smart labels with the most sensitive and accurate temperature measuring technology, as well as the label reader necessary to view the reports created during the product’s cold supply chain. It’s an easy 3 steps to get time and temperature sensitive security for your items.
- Step 1: Get Cold-Pharma temperature monitoring system.
- Step 2: Add the temperature labels to your stock and ship them.
- Step 3: Check the reports and evaluate your cold chain supply.
Q:What is a time temperature indicator?
A: A temperature indicator is a device that checks and records the time-temperature history of your stock while it goes through the chain supply; Cold-Pharma is a temperature indicator and cold chain monitor that uses a smart label to track and check the temperature of your items with the goal of allowing you to know the exact time and date of a possible temperature increase in order to know in what stage of the cold chain was the product compromised and correct the mistake in the future. Cold-Pharma is composed of a smart label which contains a dot of specialized time sensitive ink and a label reader which can record and process the data on the label thus allowing you to check the cold chain and if your stock lost optimum temperature.
Q: How does a time temperature indicator work?
A: Our time temperature indicator, BLUELINE, records the time and temperature of the stock.
It’s the cold-chain through a dash (hyphen) of temp sensitive ink in order to give out a full report of the temperature history once you pass the label reader over the inked labels; you can connect the device via bluetooth to your mobile devices and immediately check the full report of your cold chain with our top of the line and easy to use software that automatically downloads the data to our website where you can check your reports and even cross reference them with various data such as specific carriers, temperatures, times or products. Contact us if you have any questions regarding the technology and how to use it.
Q: How to calibrate a temperature indicator?
A: Unlike some temperature indicator strips and sticks, our temperature indicator paint doesn’t require calibrating; you just have the smart labels added to your items, set their threshold temperature (maximum temp they can withhold) and send them on their way, once they reach their destination just pass the label reader over the labels and you’ll be able to check the complete logged history of your product’s temperature and get a detailed report of, rises and any other anomalies in temperature; our reports are color coded to illustrate the quality of the cold chain, green flags next to a product indicate an excellent cold chain and preservation of the same, yellow flags indicate a minor heat raise occurred but not enough to damage the supply and red flags indicate the stock was exposed to high levels of heat and products must be examined for damages. With our technology you’ll have easy access to data regarding the cold chain of your products without having to worry about calibrating temperature indicators or having to buy and set up special hardware or equipments.
Q: Why are inked smart labels better than temperature indicating strips?
A: Because of how temperature sticks and strips work in contrast to how our inked smart labels work; the main difference is that while our labels track time and temperature of your stock and record this information for you to view and analyze later on through our advanced software, the different sticks and strips in the market only show that a temperature change has occurred at some point but most of them don’t specify when it happened so this information is useless when it comes to fixing the problem and you’ll never know in which stage of transport or storage the raise in temperature happened. With Cold-Pharma you can rest assured that you’ll have all the information needed in regards to time and temperature of your product during its trip through the cold chain, to be able to fix any possible errors that might be endangering your supply, you’ll even a geographical report of the cold chain which will allow you to locate in a map where the more significant issues with the logistics of the cold chain have taken place.
Q: What is threshold temperature? Is it important in the cold chain?
A: Threshold temperature is the optimum normal operating temperature of certain merchandise; temperature threshold refers to the maximum temperature a stock supply can reach before being affected by the heat or cold that it has been exposed to during the trip through the cold chain supply, if a product reaches and passes threshold temperature then it might lose properties and even become dangerous, especially with items like vaccines which can become a hazard only by going one degree above their temperature threshold. Maintaining your product’s temperature threshold during the cold chain is of great importance because it can be the difference between having a stock that’s good and safe for people to consume or losing great amounts of money on merchandise that are damaged because they lost their temperature threshold. Our smart label guarantees that you won’t lose money on your next shipment; once you know where the cold chain has been interrupted then you can fix the error and ensure that you won’t lose a cent on faulty cold chains if you continue to monitor your products with our smart labels and accompanying software.
Q: Who regulates the cold chain industry? Are there worldwide regulation protocols?
A: The shipping of temperature sensitive products has different regulations in various countries around the world; while the regulations are more or less similar, each country applies its own set of rules to their cold chain industries but they are all guided by the International Trade Administration. In the U.S. transportation of temperature sensitive supplies is regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration); while in the UK temperature controlled products are regulated by the Food Standards Agency and in Canada the cold chain is regulated by several entities of the Canadian government such as the Health Department. There are no worldwide regulation protocols as of yet, but this might change in the future since it has become apparent that all food and pharmaceutical items need proper cold chain technologies or we might experience worldwide health hazards if vaccines and other delicate merchandise continues to be damaged by faulty cold chains.
Common Doubts Regarding Cold Chain Technologies.
Your most pressing concerns related to your usage of temperature checkers and other technologies.
Q: I’m shipping vaccines overseas and they are very sensitive to temperature changes. How accurate are temperature indicators for food and pharmaceutical products?
A: Temperature indicators need to be extremely accurate in order to function properly and give out the best reports about your stock; if a temperature stick isn’t accurate then you won’t know when or where your supply went over threshold temperature thus becoming ineffective and useless, many temperature sticks and labels don’t have the accuracy required to give you detailed reports of the cold chain supply. Our technology has proven to be accurate and reliable; you will get detailed reports of when and where your supply lost optimum temperature, you can even set up the threshold temperature of each item which means that in one shipment you may have three or four different threshold temperatures for different products and you’d still get the most accurate result. Our smart software will even help you analyse the financial cost of losing products due to degradation as a result of faulty cold chains and the logistics involved in fixing the errors found in the supply chain.
Q: I’m about to venture into the shipping industry and I’d like to know: which food products need to be under controlled temperatures?
A: Almost all food and pharmaceutical shipments require controlled environments; extreme heat or cold may jeopardize the integrity of these products, there are of course some items that may be more sensitive to sudden temp rises than others. Among them we can name the following:
- Meats (red meat, chicken, fish, pork and many others)
- Dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, among others)
- Vegetables (among the most at risk there are: tomatoes, eggplants, zucchinis, peppers, lettuces, and more)
- Fruits (the most delicate are: all berries, apples, pears, bananas, watermelon, grapes and many others)
- Frozen items (there’s a great variety of products in this category)
- Cold meats (ham, sausages, bacon, pepperoni, salami, among others)
- Pre-Cooked foods (ready to bake pizza, chicken nuggets, bacon bits and more)
Q: I’m worried about my supply of fish losing freezing temperature during the cold chain. Should I use insulating packaging for my shipments of frozen fish?
A: We recommend that you check with your shipping company the kind of refrigeration technology they use and how cold their trucks and storage facilities truly are, if their cold chain is solid and you feel comfortable your shipment will be at optimum temperature at all times then it may not be necessary to buy thermal insulation packages for your stock. You should get a temperature checker for your supply; this way you’ll be able to know if and when your stock’s cold chain was broken, if there was a break in the chain supply then you can steps to fix this problem such as buying the thermal packaging or changing shipping companies. Cold-Pharma offers you a state of the art temperature indicator, our smart label will keep track of your shipment’s time and temperature in order to give the most detailed and accurate report about its cold chain.
Q: I’m opening a food supply chain and I plan to ship frozen goods all over America. Are there any guidelines for the management of cold chain supplies?
A: In 2002 the CDC released a report where they gave detailed instructions for vaccine transport, storage and temp control; taking care to introduce cold chain supply regulation protocols, and to emphasize the importance of temperature monitoring to sustain the integrity and purity of pharmaceutical and food products. The Parental Drug Association (PDA) also created a scientific report on the significance of preserving the cold chain transportation and storing system when shipping medical items; both reports agree that a raise in temperature may have catastrophic consequences if the temp gained is not detected before the goods reach the shelves. This is where our smart inked label comes in; Cold-Pharma can detect if your stock gained temperature and it’ll give you a detailed report, which you can later on use to fix the break in the cold chain for future shipments and thus preserve the safety and integrity of your products.
Q: Do I need a relevant number of temperature dataloggers for my cold chain supply?
A: No, a cold chain doesn’t require anything like this, especially with our smart labels protecting your temp controlled supply chain. It’s important that you know that a datalogger are devices used often to measures the winding temperature of a refrigerated rooms or containers on trucks in order to protect it from high raises in temp; With the blueline label you will be also able to monitor the product instead of the environment taking the thermal inertia of the products into account. This means that you have an effective tool for a partial damaged shipment recovery. Moreover, you have the possibility to optimize the use of dataloggers by intensifying the use in the most cold-chain faults affected routes.
Q: My company will begin shipping both food and pharmaceutical products; is one temperature checker good for both lines or should I get two different checkers?
A: Other indicators in the market might be only for food items or pharmaceutical goods but not both because they aren’t calibrated to be sensitive to each product’s unique threshold temperature; Cold-Pharma is extremely sensitive and can be calibrated to measure different temperature thresholds for differents goods, it’s a technology so advanced that it can detect if a product really gained heat and not the ambient in which it was in. Bottom line is that our smart label can be used for food, pharmaceutical and any kind of merchandise you need to monitor in controlled temperatures during its stay in warehouses and subsequent transport.