Time &Temperature Indicators from Timestrip® are the vital ingredient in packaging kits designed for new range of home-cooked food parcels, showing loved ones their food has arrived within USDA transit temperature guidelines.
An America start-up business that is set to revolutionize the old fashioned ‘food parcel’ has chosen Timestrip indicators to provide the in-transit temperature monitoring element of their innovative new container kits, to alert recipients to temperature abuse and thus helping to prevent consumption of foods affected by adverse heat exposure.
From Home With Love, which only launched in December 2013, is already providing hundreds of home cooks across the US with the validated packaging necessary to send home cooked frozen meals to loved ones away at college, on work assignment or on military service.
They are including TimestripPlus Food indicators in their shipping kits so that the recipients can be assured that their lovingly prepared meals never went above 40F - as recommended by the USDA - while in transit.
The TimestripPlus will alert to a breach above 40F and tracks cumulative time in increments of 2 hours and 4 hours, thus adhering to the USDA recommendation that food should not be consumed if exposed to temperatures over 40F for 2 hours or greater.
The patented technology behind the TimestripPlus Food Indicator is irreversible and failsafe – with no moving parts or electronics used in the production. These low cost ‘smart’ Food Labels are activated simply by finger pressure and applied to frozen food containers as they are placed into the specially designed shipping cases supplied by From Home With Love.
James Delaney, FHWL VP/CISO is delighted with the adoption of the Timestrip Plus technology, commented that “Time-Temperature Indicators specific to the food industry are long overdue and the opportunity for us to offer existing clients and prospective customers Timestrip’s advanced temperature monitoring indicator will benefit our company’s overall efforts as we continue to enhance our line of Reusable Insulated Container Kits.
We’re looking forward to working with Timestrip on their latest product offering with great enthusiasm.”
For more information visit www.fromhomewithlove.com
Timestrip is a global business making patented low-cost ‘smart’ indicators that monitor elapsed time and/or temperature changes. Timestrip® irreversible temperature indicator labels are triggered by breaches of acceptable temperature ranges and can be combined to show the duration of that temperature breach.
Timestrip® indicators can be supplied loose for storage or logistics environments, where quick ‘peel-and-stick’ application and monitoring sits within company standard operating procedures.
For product enhancement initiatives they can be designed into an engineered solution, where the Timestrip® becomes a highly visible feature integral to the physical product, creating a clear USP.
Timestrip Enabled™ products are driving changes in supply chain standard operating procedures and consumer behaviour, which in turn leads to greater brand loyalty, a better rate of sale and a built-in value added proposition to products carrying our mark of innovation.
Timestrip® indicators are transforming the supply chain monitoring processes used by global businesses in food service, pharmaceutical and consumer brand markets – helping to reduce wastage, monitor component lifetimes, deliver quality assurances, improve sales and build brand share.
The low-cost / high tech nature of Timestrip®, combined with the companies agile approach to partnerships, has led to working relationships with some of the world’s biggest manufacturers and well-known consumer brands including 3M, Whirlpool, Siemens, Parker Hannifin, Tesco and the UK’s National Health Service.
For more information visit www.timestrip.com