Continuous temperature monitoring along the chilled food supply chain

M. Eden*, V. Raab, J. Kreyenschmidt, T. Hafliason, G. Olafsdóttir, S. G. Bogason

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter addresses the need for continuous temperature monitoring along the entire food supply chain to ensure food quality and safety. In the first part, the needs and expectations as well as barriers of supply chain actors regarding novel technologies are discussed. In the second part, novel technologies for the continuous control of temperature conditions in chilled food chains are presented. These include temperature monitoring systems based on radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart labels, such as time temperature indicators (TTIs). Finally, solutions are presented which show how temperature monitoring systems can be linked with product characteristics to improve food quality and safety.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood Chain Integrity
Subtitle of host publicationA Holistic Approach to Food Traceability, Safety, Quality and Authenticity
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780857090683
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

Other keywords

  • Chain information management
  • Food quality and safety
  • Shelf life prediction
  • Smart label
  • Temperature monitoring


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