How long did a temperature breach last? It’s great to have a product that tells you if a temperature breach has occurred, but sometimes you need more information – like how long did the breach last? For some products, this is the vital detail and Timestrip® PLUS™ provides it.
Ease of Use
Timestrip® PLUS™ is inert prior to activation. They can be shipped and stored at ambient temperatures and have no special storage requirements. Timestrip® PLUS™ windows are white before activation. Activate at room temperature, no pre-conditioning is required. Activation is possible only when the surrounding temperature is above the stated threshold temperature.
For blister on top products: Firmly squeeze the blister on top of the indicator. For blister on bottom products: Firmly squeeze the blister on the bottom of the indicator. Once activated, an activation line appears in the first window – the activation window- and continues to fill the window until it reads “ON”. The Timestrip® PLUS™ can be directly applied by removing the adhesive liner on the back.
Once activated, Timestrip® PLUS™ will keep monitoring temperature for days, weeks or months, depending on your needs. During that time, it will record how long any temperature breaches last.
Here is an example:
An 8°C Timestrip® PLUS™ was chosen to monitor a shipment which would take 3 weeks to arrive. When the shipment arrived, the indicator showed 4 hours of 8°C breach. This breach could have happened in one long event or from a series of shorter breach events across the 3 weeks. The 8°C Timestrip® PLUS™ could have indicated up to 8 hours of temperature breaches during that 3 weeks.
Look into this case study on the transport of oysters.
*Timestrip® Seafood, developed with the FDA to control for the hazard of non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum growth and toxin formation in reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) seafood.
We offer the most cost-effective solution of our type in food standard and food safety monitoring, which is why our technology has already been adopted by a number of innovative businesses.
Our precise, efficient, user-friendly temperature indicators are helping to ensure effective cold chain management around the world.
When regulation dictates the use of a TTI, as the FDA Reduced Oxygen Packaging for C. botulinum, the Food Temp indicators offer irreversible, auditable proof of a temperature breach.
Time and Temperature Indicator maker Timestrip launches the Timestrip® Temperature app, a new tool that provides a visual audit trail of its temperature products.
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