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PRWs and the Sanitary Transport Rule

LAST MONTH’S COLUMN began a discussion of the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods Rule (the Sanitary Transport Rule, or STF), one of the seven pillar rules embodied by

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Important lingo of the cold-storage operation

EVERY INDUSTRY has its own lingo — words and phrases understood by those who work in or have some familiarity with that industry. At a cold-storage operation, the unique vocabulary

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An exciting time for railroading in the cold-supply chain

SEVERAL MONTHS BACK, we discussed the current time as being perhaps the start of a new golden era for railroading. One of the reasons for this is the increasing regulatory

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Key players in the cold supply chain

From highly efficient mobile and warehouse refrigeration units to digital time-and-temperature recorders and temperature-reading infrared “guns,” significant technology is employed in the cold supply chain to maintain food product freshness

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The use of RFID technology in the cold supply chain

Anyone involved in the transportation and warehousing of goods is likely aware of the acronym RFID (short for radio frequency identification). The online RFID Journal (www.rfidjournal. com) defines RFID as

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Strengthening the links in the chain

Companies that do international business and trade in agricultural commodities and packaged food products must meet tough international standards to ensure the confidence and health safety of the end user

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Third-party audits — insuring the cold chain

THIRD-PARTY AUDITORS are independent, industry audit certification bodies that verify all aspects of self-policing and adherence to standards. These audits cost thousands of dollars to engage, disrupt normal business operations,

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A tale of the cold chain when broken

DURING THE YEAR, we’ve summarized the importance of establishing and maintaining an effective cold chain to ensure food safety/food defense.

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Why temperature is so important to the cold supply chain

NOW THAT WE’VE CLARIFIED the essential trailer and warehousing components of the cold supply chain, let’s reinforce and fully understand why temperature maintenance in this intricate process is so important.