RFID Keeps Ice Cream Cool
RFID, combined with temperature sensors, helps consumers enjoy the best-quality ice cream
On a hot summer day, nothing tastes better than a frozen cone of ice cream or a popsicle.
But few consumers realize the complicated logistics processes needed to bring that ice cream bar to your local store or the kiosk in your park.
In fact, your ice cream bar has probably changed hands multiple times as it moved from the production site to your lips. It may have been handed over to a distribution company, which passed it along to a forwarding company which then gave it to a retailer who brought it to you.
Indeed, this is the usual process for bringing goods to market. However, when those goods are deep frozen, and even slight rises in temperature can affect the quality of ice cream, extra precautions are in order.
That’s why some well known makers of ice cream are testing RFID with temperature sensors to monitor the storage conditions of ice cream. The sensor records the temperatures at different intervals, and RFID helps collect the data.
Together, the system is making sure that we have only the best possible ice cream bars to bite our teeth into.
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