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Half the World's Food is Wasted, L.A. Times Reports
Press release date: Jan 16, 2013
CHESTERLAND OH - A new study cited in a recent Los Angeles Times Business section article states that as much as half of all the food produced worldwide ends up as waste every year. Conducted by Britain's Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the study found that as much as 2 billion tons of food is thrown out annually because of poor storage methods, consumers who buy too much, and produce that is deemed not attractive enough to sell. The report blames the "staggering" new figures on strict sell-by dates, buy-one-get-one-free sales and consumer demand for perfect looking food, along with "poor engineering and agricultural practices," inadequate infrastructure and poor storage facilities. As a data logging distributor, CAS DataLoggers receives calls every day from customers who have already lost valuable inventory, providing food processing and shipping businesses across the country with temperature monitoring solutions. Now you can access your data while it's on the go and rely on automated alarming to notify workers whenever your product goes outside safe temperatures, helping to prevent this concerning trend.
The study identifies the supply chain as a partial cause, where poor agricultural practices, inadequate infrastructure/transportation, and small storage capacity all contribute to lost and wasted food products. Dr. Tim Fox, who leads the energy and environment division at the Institution, said that "The amount of food wasted and lost around the world is staggering. This is food that could be used to feed the world's growing population - as well as those in hunger today."
Now your business can quickly search for the ideal solution to fit any budget on our Cold Chain/Transport applications page. For example, our I-Plug-Plus USB Temperature data loggers provide an inexpensive, easy to use solution for stand-alone temperature and humidity recording and alarming. These single-use loggers are perfect for cold chain monitoring applications (both fixed and in-transit), and the built-in USB interface makes connection to a PC for downloading data a snap. Food and pharma certified models are also available to help meet regulatory compliance.
Our wireless solutions include the bestselling T&D Wireless RTR-500 series data loggers which automatically send data and alarms via cellular phone networks for remote or in-vehicle data collection. This wireless communication capability allows users to process and manage their critical data anytime from anywhere, offering unmatched convenience to workers in transportation and warehousing, food processing and storage, agriculture, and many other industries. T&D wireless data loggers share their recordings with a variety of data collectors including handheld, USB, Ethernet and cellular versions so personnel can quickly and accurately check and protect cargo on the road.
Additionally, these compact data loggers have been designed for extended operation and feature alarming capability and email, FTP and web interfaces to view and save current readings and recorded data. FREE user-friendly software is included with 500 series base units for quick setup and configuration en route to markets and receivers. We also offer a popular low-cost solution that fits into any company or organization's budget-our new Lascar Thermometer and Temperature Data Loggers. This 'smart thermometer' represents a new shift in convenience for temperature spot checking and many more applications.
With these latest advances in continual monitoring on the market, every supplier and shipper now has a hassle-free way to keep their perishable products safe in storage and en route to delivery. Make every link of your cold chain secure and give your company the power to prevent further critical shipment losses.
For more information on how to protect your products with our temperature monitoring and alarming technology, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026