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ISTA Thermal Testing Standards for Cold Chain Packaging and Shipping

A break in the cold chain has several risk factors. None are acceptable when shipping food or pharmaceuticals: microbial growth, reduction of the product’s shelf life, or decrease in the strength or efficacy of medications. These can bring an entire series of health-related risks. During the cold chain shipping process, stress can damage the packaging …

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The Sweet Truth About Temperature Controlled Shipping of Chocolate

Ah, chocolate. Two thousand years before Willie Wonka, it was the food of the gods. Chocolate today is no longer for deities and has transformed from an unsweetened cocoa drink made from ground beans to everyday foods and designer chocolate bars. A lot has changed since the original cocoa plant became a domesticated delicacy for …

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Top 10 questions asked about bulk gel packs for food and pharmaceuticals

We’ve all used coolers to keep our food and drinks cold when refrigeration is not available. However, many goods such as food, pharmaceuticals, wine, and other temperature-sensitive items need to be shipped and stored at a consistent temperature, sometimes for long periods of time. Most are made of a refrigerant and plastic material, and each …

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Applying ISTA PCG-02 Passive Thermal Packaging System OQ Best Practice Guidelines

In 1785 milkmen began delivering milk in reusable jugs, pails, and jars. The first reusable packaging, perhaps? Over the last 236 years, the idea is the same: deliver your product in the condition and temperature you require. For some time, consumers and corporations alike have used both disposable and reusable thermal packaging to regulate the …

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How to properly condition gel packs for pharmaceutical and vaccine shipping

PCMs and gel packs are ideal for transporting temperature-sensitive products, but there is a process to prepare them. Well-conditioned gel packs can be a cost-effective and valuable solution to safely ship temperature-sensitive items like pharmaceuticals, vaccines, or biologics in passive containers. However, when using gel packs, they must maintain a constant temperature throughout the entire …

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Antimicrobial Technology In Gel Packs Help Stop The Spread Of Covid

New solutions provide continuous protection against bacterial contamination, odors, and stains for the lifetime of products According to the World Health Organization, microbial infectious disease kills at least 17 million people across the world every year. Caused by tiny pathogens wreaking havoc on the immune system, this disease requires a strict precautionary approach that ensures illness-causing …

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7 CDC requirements of ice pack for the vaccine cold chain you should know

According to guidelines at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all Vaccines for Children (VFC) suppliers and other health care providers to have tight controls on VFC storage and transportation. The effects of a vaccine cold chain failure can be costly and dangerous. Improper storage and handling conditions can result in damaged and …

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