Cool chain partner shows how to fight food loss
Cool Chain Association (CCA) members last week shared temperature data from perishable consignments, piloting a new scheme aimed at improving the supply chain and tackling food loss. Five pallets of berries and avocados were monitored from Guadalajara (Mexico), to delivery in Kuwait, using loggers powered by secure Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.
"This has never been done before," said Edwin Kalischnig (left), CCA's outgoing secretary general and CEO of Xtreme Technologies, which provided the NFC loggers used in the pilot.
CCA's data sharing programme is part of a focus by the group to deliver tangible benefits to members and to the industry to help drive improvements. The next CCA event, focused on the pharma sector, will be held in Paris in November. (ah)