Welcome to the third edition of the TRADEIT Marketplace monthly update where we share highlights of activities, opportunities and the most viewed advancements and innovations in the food sector.
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Technology Profile of The Month Blulog - Data Loggers for Refridgerated Storage and Transportation
Blulog is a Polish-French Company specialising in credit-card sized data loggers for the transportation and storage of food and other perishable items. The blulog NFC Data Logger enables full temperature traceability during the transport of temperature-sensitive products. Upon arrival of the package, a diode (that can be personalized) indicates immediately if the cold chain has been breached. The whole temperature history can be then directly accessed from any smartphone equipped with the NFC technology along with GPS and shipping information The blulog radio frequency datalogger measures and stores temperature in a given location every 10 minutes. A holder is provided with each logger for easy wall installation. A Temperature + humidity version is also available The blulog hub receives the temperature measurements from all the RF data loggers connected with it. Connected to the Internet via Ethernet or GPRS, it enables real-time and remote monitoring, as well as SMS and email alerts The blulog web application enables real-time, remote and simultaneous monitoring of all the RF dataloggers, directly from any device connected to the Internet. It also provides graphs, temperature reports and extracts. All parameters of the loggers, such as temperature limits, description or location can be precisely set View blulogs profile on the tradeit marketplace by clicking HERE. More information can be found on the Blulog Website
Your local TRADEIT Hub Advisor is also available to support you If you want more information on this technology.
Marketplace Business Case Study Murphy's Ice Cream – Logistics Technology Helping SME's to Access New Markets
Murphy’s Ice Cream is produced in Dingle in the extreme southwest of Ireland by brothers Kieran and Seán Murphy. Using the finest local ingredients and a range of unique flavours and concepts, the Murphys have produced a unique range of ice-creams which are now available from their shops in Dingle (2), Killarney, The Cliffs of Moher, Dublin and, most recently in Palma, Majorca, a very popular destination for Irish tourists.
Murphy’s deliver ice cream to their network of shops using refrigerated transport. To maintain ice cream in peak condition, the temperature needs to be maintained within a specific range.To get to their new shop in Majorca, Murphy’s Ice Cream has to pass through several sets of hands on its way from one island to the other. Murphys needed to be sure that the temperature of the ice cream is constantly controlled and monitored
Murphys connected with Blulog through the TRADEIT Marketplace and Jeromy from Blulog met JP from Murphys at the TRADEIT Food Safety Brokerage Event in IT Tralee. Blulog now supply Murphys with credit card sized data loggers that are included in each shipment of ice cream from Dingle to Majorca. The logger sends an update on the ‘vital statistics’ of the shipment to a Blulog hub every 10 minutes. This data can be downloaded and analysed by the customer at any time. If the conditions deviate from any of the parameters set for the shipment, the customer will get a SMS alert, telling them that the shipment is approaching one of its limits.
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This Month's Most Vewed Profile Technology Request - Bakery Technology
Bakery Stolzenberger (Bönningheim, SW Germany) is looking for partners in two areas:
1. Bakery Technology: of particular interest are tools and processes to supplement existing (traditional baking) equipment to improve pretzel production.
2. Process Optimisation and New Product Development: the master bakers at Bakery Stolzenberger are experienced in the optimisation and transformation of processes in bakeries across Europe. They are open to sharing best practice examples with other craft bakeries. They can assist them by recommending and supporting the intergration of new tools and/or machines.
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This project is funded under the Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology Call ‘KBBE.2013.2.3-02: Network for the transfer of knowledge on traditional foods to SMEs. FP7-KBBE-2013-7 – single stage. Coordinator: Institute of Technology Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Grant No.: 613776.