Smart labels improve the food security of Dusseldorf/Balingen consumers are shopping always ask how they can recognize the actual fresh content of packaged goods. The date of minimum durability forecasting how long the product would be durable without taste quality losing always ideal storage conditions provided. The problem: the cooling fails, for example, in the refrigerated truck of the forwarding company, as producer, retailer nor consumer get something from this improper storage. The consequences for the product are devastating: for fresh foods are biological systems, where it comes with increasing duration of storage to the changes within the packaging. Stored ground beef for a short time at 15 degrees, so the number of germs increases explosively. An improper handling by any intermediary, the food manufacturer is not liable for itself. For future liability is for him only crucial that the product prior to departure no Defects. We have two fundamental weaknesses in the system.
All process steps are involved in getting people, which can make individual mistakes knowingly or unknowingly. Another large error source is the data logger to control of complete batches which are composed of different packs. If, for example, the truck door is opened during transport, higher temperatures are at the front of the loading area and you can get problems with the charge,\”said Marc Badi, Sales Manager, paper and labels of the technology manufacturer Bizerba, for a technical discussion of the Entrepreneur magazine economic picture in Dusseldorf. New labeling procedures should therefore improve cold chain logistics as well as consumer protection. Temperature indicators (TTI) in the game, who can document the precise storage conditions of packaging units here called time. TTI takes the form of a label and the label consists of a colouring matter. This means that the core of the label consists of a pigment that changes colour over time and temperature.