The supply chain for frozen food

With the Covid 19 pandemic having increased the number of online sales, frozen food deliveries have also increased. Be it home deliveries from retailers, or from manufacturers to retailers, there has been an increase in demand. 

While this is true, a large number of deliveries may give rise to carelessness or contamination of the consignment through packaging or distribution. If the temperature isn’t maintained, frozen foods can easily get damaged, which is harmful to the end-user. Meats especially, need to be refrigerated and transported at low temperatures such as -5 and below. To ensure the temperature is maintained, real-time monitoring systems can be used. These systems monitor the temperature throughout the distribution journey and not just on delivery. 

For frozen foods such as ice creams, it is crucial to ensure that during transportation, the right solutions are used, especially during Indian ambient temperatures. While most deliveries use ice gel packs, they need to ensure that these packs last for multiple drops and withstand external variables such as temperature, traffic, and vehicle breakdowns. 

Dairy, meat, and ice cream both have short shelf lives and the transportation has to be quick and efficient. Any delay or damage can lead to food wastage which plays a large role in the emission of GHGs leading to global warming. With a larger number of deliveries due to the pandemic, this needs to be looked into more than ever before to ensure no food waste or stockpiling. 

 

Tessol’s Solutions 

We at Tessol have had great success in delivering frozen food for brands, be it dairy, meat or Ice cream. 

Our multi compartmentalized nova cool trucks have three sections for frozen, chilled, and ambient foods, all three of which are charged separately. How it works is that a compressor is placed on the charger, which charges the PCMs lined inside the truck’s compartments. Once each section is charged separately, the consignment is placed inside each. The temperature can be conditioned to -25 and below to +25 and works well for 8-10 hours with multiple drops. Our trucks are engine and fuel independent which helps you save on costs, and are also immune to Indian ambient temperatures, traffic conditions, and engine failure. Along with this, we also provide a remote monitoring system called TAMsys, which tracks the temperature throughout the supply chain. This way, adjustments can be made in case the temperature drops. 

 

For last-mile deliveries, we have insulated zen boxes and PCM cartridges which are lined with PCMs, enabling them to maintain the desired temperature for a longer period! 

 

Our proprietary ice cream solutions called IndiWrap, enable multiple deliveries and a longer delivery radius of 60+mins! This solution comes with no stringent SOP’s, is easy to use and cost-effective, and maintains the temperature and quality of the product.  With our product, you can now reach a wider customer base! 

 

For more information on Tessol’s solutions, visit our website www.tessol.in to explore our secondary and tertiary applications across all verticals!