Bar Code Data Limited has partnered with Zebra Technologies to introduce colour changing labels which can help determine whether food on the shelves is safe to eat.
Changes in environmental conditions during transport can mean the difference between food products being safe to consume or hazardous to health by the time they reach their destination, and frontline workers may not have the time or skills to tell the difference.
The ZeOn-demand Printable Indicators feature a clear colour change indication which monitors factors such as excessive temperature or humidity, depending on the specific requirements of the company. For products that were frozen for instance, if the products thawed in transit the label would change colour indicating a malfunction and therefore the food might be unsuitable for consumption.
Incorporating an environmental sensor in the label offers an instantly visible indicator that a particular product has exceeded acceptable criteria, whether it is temperature or humidity. In the case of the sterilization label, the label changing colour at a predetermined temperature indicates that the product has reached the required temperature for sterilization and therefore is deemed fit for re-issue.
Labels are manufactured specifically to meet unique operational criteria, and are suitable multiple applications where environmental exposure can impact upon quality, and immediate identification of impacted products is critical. To speak to one of the experts, call the team on 01625 432094 or go to the website at https://nhslabels.co.uk/environmental-sensors