TempDot™ Plus Labels Remain Completely Inert Prior to use and can be Shipped and Stored at Ambient Temperatures
DeltaTrak®, a leading innovator of cold chain, environmental monitoring and food safety management solutions, today announced the introduction of its DeltaTrak TempDot Plus time-temperature indicator labels. The low-cost irreversible labels are designed to provide positive indication that the label has been activated and is in the "ON" condition. If a temperature breach occurs the product provides detailed visual information indicating the excursion length. The new labels feature unique graphics and provide the user with a green "ON" button following the IEC 5009 standard. The highly accurate labels also provide individual label serial numbers for traceability.
"The TempDot labels' design allows them to remain completely inert prior to use so that preconditioning is not required, allowing them to be shipped or stored under most conditions and significantly reducing cost of ownership," said Frederick Wu, president and CEO of DeltaTrak. "Additional benefits over existing chemical labels include the easy-to-read activation and progress windows which confirm when the label is on, and the imprinted serial numbers assure traceability."
DeltaTrak TempDot Plus labels monitor the cumulative amount of time the label is exposed to temperature above its threshold. When a temperature excursion occurs the blue dye, which is generally recognized as safe, melts and progresses through a window with clearly indicated time markers. When temperature returns below the label's threshold the dye solidifies and stops moving. This irreversible process allows the label to measure cumulative temperature abuse time above threshold temperature. ThemPot Plus labels provide traceable temperature information on all forms of temperature sensitive products helping our customers meet the requirements of state and federal regulations such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) and the FDA Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance. The labels are available in multiple temperature ranges with specific thresholds and run out times for food, pharmaceutical and biologics applications.
DeltaTrak will be showcasing the new TempDot Plus labels at the Fresh Summit Show (Booth 3189) in Anaheim, California October 27-28th, 2012 and the Parenteral Drug Association's 2012 Pharmaceutical Cold Chain & Good Distribution Practice Conference (Booth #4) in Bethesda, Maryland November 15-16th, 2012.