Food Temp™

Food and seafood wholesalers, retailers and caterers are facing increased regulation of cold chain transport and require monitoring solutions for reassurance and audit. The Food Temp range of Timestrip® analogue temperature indicators offers the most user friendly, relevant and cost-effective monitoring solution of its type.

Two indicators, Food (5C threshold) and Seafood (3C threshold) can be ordered from the catalogue. Once activated each one monitors temperature and indicates only if cumulative breaches of 5°C (Food) or 3° (Seafood) have reached a minimum of 2 hours, and records further breaches up to a maximum of 4 hours.

Suitable applications for Food Temp indicators include:

  • Fresh Seafood and Produce Transport
  • Safe shipment of Restaurant Food Samples to Laboratories for Testing
  • Catering: Airline and Train, School Meals, Lunch Boxes, Home Delivery, Restaurants
  • Premium Food Retailing, Hub & Spoke Production

With Timestrip® CUSTOM solutions you can design your own Food Temp indicator subject to MOQs.
Choose your temperature threshold, time markers and graphics.

Features & Benefits
Food Temp Temperature Breach Indicators are small (35x19 mm), self-adhesive and cost-effective, so they can be attached directly to an individual pack or shipment and held constantly in view. Unlike many temperature indicators, they can be stored inert at room temperature and activated only when needed. Each label has a unique serial number for traceability and indication of breach is irreversible. They are single use and can be easily disposed of in general waste. They provide a simple, immediate and visual indication of temperature abuse for the receiver which makes them ideal for perishable fresh foods and shipments to wholesalers or end consumers.

How it works
Food Temp indicators contain a blue mixture which is solid unless the threshold temperature is breached, when it melts and moves through a white porous membrane. The progress of the blue liquid can be tracked against the time markers on the viewing window. If temperatures drop again to the STOP temperature, the liquid will solidify again and stop moving. Each advancement is irreversible, so the cumulative time of all temperature breaches is shown by how far the blue mixture has moved along the time markers.

How to Activate
Simply squeeze the button between a thumb and finger to release the blue liquid onto the membrane. Then cool the indicator for 1 hour at its STOP temperature to solidify the liquid (3°C for Food, 0°C for Seafood). The indicator is then armed and ready to monitor temperature.

A full specification for each Timestrip® indicator is available on its corresponding product detail page.

Type Irreversible, single use
Activation Feature A manual activation button on the top – the ‘ON’ window turns blue to confirm it is armed.
Indication A blue color appears in the viewing window if a breach of the threshold temperature has occurred. The duration of one or more breaches is shown by how far the blue color has progressed along the time markers.
Accuracy of Temperature
Accuracy of Time
+/- 15% in isothermal conditions
Quality Assurance Produced under ISO9001:2008
Size 35 x 19 mm

Cat No. Description Package Size
07475 Food (5°C threshold)
10EA, 100EA, 500EA
06732 Seafood (3°C threshold)
10EA, 100EA, 500EA