Refrigerator & Freezer Monitoring for Compliance and Food Safety
An average supermarket or grocery store may sell up to 42,00 unique items, ranging from ready-to-eat meals to basic produce, poultry, meats, and fish. Of those 42,000 items, the nationwide shipment value of frozen foods, fruits, vegetables and ice cream approaches nearly $50 billion, all of which require around-the-clock remote monitoring & alerting systems to maintain quality and prevent spoilage during transit, but also during storage in-store. Stores may use a wide variety of cooling equipment and techniques to store goods, such as display cases, walk-in refrigerators & freezers. As a result, there is a significant opportunity within supermarkets to improve older monitoring techniques (such as manual data logging) to increase operational efficiency, but also to maintain better quality control over perishable and temperature-sensitive products.