Data loggers are used during the temperature controlled distribution of leafy salads, to help reduce wastage, and ensure that stringent quality standards are maintained throughout the cold chain.
Langmead Farms produce leafy salads in the UK and Spain and use
Tinytags to help ensure that the food arrives at its final
destination in perfect condition.
More than 200 million containers carry perishable foods across
the oceans every year. Temperature and humidity
control are critical requirements to ensure that the food
arrives at its final destination in perfect condition. Chichester
based Gemini Data Loggers has been a major supplier to the fresh
produce sector for many years, and has developed a range of
loggers, probes and software in line with the ever-changing demands
of the industry.
One of their customers is Langmead Farms who produce leafy
salads in the UK and Spain. Technical Manager, Clare Rapa is all
too familiar with the stringent controls needed to be able to
supply the major supermarkets.
"This is an exceptionally competitive market to be in and
Langmeads have always maintained an innovative approach to every
stage of the supply chain. Whilst there are initial costs to be
absorbed in embracing new technology, we believe that the long term
investment is extremely worthwhile if it means ensuring that
quality produce is delivered to a very demanding public time after
Today's consumers expect fresh fruit and vegetables of their
choice throughout the year which obviously extends shipping and
transit times. With Gemini's Tinytag data loggers, temperature and
humidity can be recorded and logged to preset parameters and
any fluctuations can be identified at any given time of a typical
journey in the cold food chain.
Ian Gander, Managing Director at Gemini Data Loggers says that
he would "like to feel that our data loggers have been instrumental
in helping Langmeads. Our products ensure that top quality produce
is delivered to the consumer and that any potential waste from
rejected deliveries is eliminated".
For the Farm Group, competitiveness holds the key to future
success in their market and the company's significant growth can be
directly attributed to the innovation and skills of their technical