Day: December 25, 2020

The Importance of the Vaccine Cold Chain

Note: The vaccine cold chain. Adapted from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The importance of the vaccine cold chain in battling Covid-19 Covid-19 vaccinations started to roll out beginning of December with the United Kingdom being the first country administering a Covid-19 vaccine after national regulators had given emergency authorisation, followed by countries such …

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5 Easy Steps to Avoid Cold Storage Breakdowns in Summer

Hot summer days regularly lead to cold storage breakdowns that can happen across the whole cold chain – in supermarket freezers and refrigerated distribution centres as well as in cooled transportation units. Recordings of iMonitor’s temperature monitoring devices show how important proactive temperature management is, especially in the summer months. The impact of ambient temperatures …

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How to Prevent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in the Food Supply Chain

Foodborne illness outbreaks can have serious health consequences for customers. The involved food businesses also often face high costs as well as significant reputation damage. Each day, almost 500 New Zealanders fall ill from food poisoning, according to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). Foodborne illness can cause mild to severe symptoms, ranging from stomach …

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