Driving the Cold-Chain Revolution: Reduce food waste and cut energy costs with IoT
Climate change is affecting us all, and the food system is highly vulnerable industry that impacts us all. That’s why working towards tackling sustainability issues for the food system is so important, and discussions around the ‘cold-chain revolution’, is becoming even more prevalent.
Recently, Axino’s Chief Technology Officer, Ihab Hourani caught up with Christian Boos from SAP, and Stefan Schweiger from Bechtle Schweiz AG to discuss how smart technology supports the ‘cold-chain revolution’ for improved food quality and safety.
They joined up at a biological supermarket provider, Alnatura, a retail partner from Migros, which has implemented Axino sensors across their store to automatically monitor and predict core food temperature, to maintain food quality and safety, and reduce food waste. Currently, about 116 Migros stores and 19 Alnatura stores in Switzerland have been equipped with the Axino solution.
Energy savings with optimized cooling
Keeping food fresh requires a lot of energy, primarily for cooling. Often, food products in supermarkets is over-cooled because systems that cool based on-air temperature readings, rather than product temperature. Not to mention, food quality data requires store staff to insert a thermometer into a food-product to measure its core temperature. With the Axino system, all food groups can be measured remotely with the Plug & Play sensors, and core product temperature is measured, minimizing or preventing waste for the process of data gathering for food safety.
Food quality managers can access the data in real-time and can address any cooling errors immediately with alarming notifications.
Read the entire blog by Christian Boos, to learn more about how the cold-chain is being revolutionized, and how Axino and partners are working to support the sustainability transition.