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Stop Food Poisoning – Helping Keep Food Safe

How can a sensor the size of a nickel help stop food poisoning? rfxcel and Verizon’s advanced Environmental Technology helps proactively monitor the supply chain; keeping the food safe.


For any food provider, the quality of their product is of the utmost importance to stop food poisoning. Fish industries, such as Organic Oceans, are seriously affected by the conditions in which their products are handled and shipped to their clients. The moment the fish gets out of the water, it’s a race against time. Bacteria can multiply to high enough levels that cooking it could not destroy all of them. Research shows that 3,000 Americans die each year from food-borne diseases and 128,000 people hospitalized. It is therefore essential for food providers, such as Organic Oceans, to control the environmental conditions in which their product is delivered to the consumers. To provide top quality fish, it is essential for the fish to stay in an unbroken cold chain (a temperature-controlled supply chain). Sometimes the product arrives and the cold chain has been interrupted. It is essential to identify where in the cold chain that occurred. The Environmental Monitoring Technology helps these food industries to have control over the entire delivery process hence ensuring the client gets the product in excellent condition. Food has to be fresh. It’s that simple.

rfxcel and Verizon developed an advanced environmental monitoring system based on IoT technology to track environmental conditions in real-time. A nickel-sized sensor can securely track the product and measure everything from changes in temperature to humidity. It enables companies to monitor and protect anything they ship and ensures that the shipped and delivered product has the same top quality. Who would think that such a tiny sensor could help keep the food chain safe?

About rfxcel Environmental Monitoring (IoT) Software:
rfxcel has developed the Environmental Monitoring Software which provides a rich set of over thirteen (13) monitoring capabilities or sensors to track a diverse set of industry needs. Examples of this include not only temperature monitoring but also Geo-Fencing to ensure that shipments do not deviate from predetermined routes or shipping/receiving locations. Sensor capabilities such as Device Jamming to detect if the signal is being intentionally blocked as the first step to diversion. Also, Light Monitoring (for visible and invisible light waves) to ensure that a sealed container is not opened until it arrives at the point of destination. rfxcel continuously monitors incoming data to ensure data quality with the mission to give organizations real-time insights into their supply chain process. The software sends real-time notification if a problem occurs so customers can act immediately.

For more information about the Environmental Monitoring Software please visit here or book a quick 30 min demo.

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