How long did an overrun last? Having a product tell you if there has been an overrun is already a big step, but sometimes you need more information – like how long did it last? For many a product, this is a vital detail and Timestrip® PLUS™ can provide you with it .
Timestrip® PLUS™ is inert to activation. The labels can be shipped and stored at room temperature and have no special storage requirements. Timestrip® PLUS™ windows are white before activation. Activate at room temperature, no pre-conditioning required. Activation is possible only if the ambient temperature is higher than the temperature limit of the label.
For “blister on top” products: Press firmly on indicator blister. For “blister on bottom” products: Press firmly on blister on bottom of indicator. Once activated, an activation line appears in the first window – the activation window – and fills in further until you can read “ON.” The Timestrip® PLUS™ can be applied immediately by using the adhesive strip on the back.
Once activated, the Timestrip® PLUS™ will monitor temperature for days, weeks or months, depending on your needs. During this time, it will display how long a temperature overshoot lasted.
Here’s an example:
An 8°C Timestrip® PLUS™ was used for a shipment that would be on the road for 3 weeks. Upon arrival of the goods, the indicator showed a 4-hour violation above 8°C. This breach may have happened in one long event or in several series of short breaches during the 3 weeks. The 8°C Timestrip® PLUS™ could have demonstrated a temperature excursion of up to 8 hours during the 3 weeks of transport.
See this case study around oyster transportation.
|Timestrip® Seafood* 3°C threshold 2 – 4 hour run-out window activation blister on top Find out more|
|Timestrip® Food for Fresh Fish, Food 5°C threshold 2 – 4 hour run-out window activation blister on top Find out more|
|Timestrip® Food 8°C for Fresh Fish, Food 8°C threshold 2 – 4 hour run-out window activation blister on top Find out more|
|Timestrip® Food 10°C for Fresh Clams, Oysters, Food 10°C threhold 2 – 4 hour run-out window activation blister on top Find out more|
*Timestrip Seafood, developed with the FDA to reduce the danger of non-proteolytic Clostridium
inhibit botulinum growth and toxic formation in low-oxygen packaging (ROP) for seafood.
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