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February 05, 2016
February 03, 2016
Their new regulation, which you can read here, is effective January 1, 2016 and requires continuous temperature monitoring of cold stored medications, not just vaccines. Here are the three main benefits:
January 29, 2016
Source: Information Week
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used for a diverse set of tasks, including opening up new business models. A recent Forrester report explores how businesses are embracing IoT.
As the Zika virus spreads, Obama calls for rapid research. There are two potential candidates for a vaccine, but clinical trials won’t begin in people until the end of the year, and the vaccine will not be widely available for several years.
The Center for Food Integrity shared results from its recent research project on the role transparency plays in building trust...
January 25, 2016
An interesting Twitter account to view or follow is @BeijingAir, a Twitter handle owned by the U.S. Department of State that posts air quality data for five cities in China among others. Hourly Tweets keep followers informed about the air quality in Beijing.
@BeijingAir tweets from December 29-30, 2015
Recent data has been both alarming and amazing. The data shows air quality at 524 for PM2.5. This reading describes the micrograms per cubic meter of particles 2.5 microns (0.0001 inch) or smaller in size. The 524 ...
January 22, 2016
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January 19, 2016
Chipotle Mexican Grill can’t catch a break. Following the October 2015 E. Coli outbreak which hit several states including: California, Washington, Pennsylvania, and New York, the situation escalated even further when one location in Massachusetts was named the source of a norovirus outbreak in December 2015 that reportedly sickened over 100 students. Now, in early 2016 Chipotle is again making unwanted headlines: Chipotle Under Criminal Investigation After Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. The restaurant chain is being investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for ...
January 13, 2016
Source: Associated Press
“Ineffective Vaccines Given at Conroe Clinic for Months, Health Officials Say.”
Headlines like this are increasingly more common than one would think. This past fall, a clinic in San Mateo, California had to send letters to the parents of more than 1,500 pediatric patients requesting re-vaccination because of a bad refrigerator. In July 2015, a New Jersey Clinic lost an estimated $20,000 worth of vaccines because a refrigeration unit failed. And just this month, a New Hampshire hospital discovered its vaccines were stored at inconsistent temperature, requiring the revaccination of more than 800 children.
January 07, 2016
We thank you for providing us the opportunity to serve you in 2015 and for allowing us to meet your monitoring needs. We appreciate your confidence in us protecting your assets ranging from pharmaceuticals to food service. Please let us know anytime how we can improve our service to you.
Wishing you a Happy 2016 from the Temperature@lert team!
January 06, 2016
When The New York Times headline reads U.S. Makes Final Array of Rules on Food Safety, readers pay attention. And when Fox News promotes the same topic in its piece FDA issues final rules on produce safety, imported foods, readers expect they won’t be reading about Salmonella outbreaks linked to imported cucumbers such as the multi-state warning issued by the FDA.
Chicken salad made with celery that may include harmful E. coli was the source of a recent CDC recall at outlets such as Safeway, Target, ...
December 23, 2015
Temperature@lert is pleased to announce the launch of its Vaccine Monitoring Initiative (VMI) to provide special access to our cellular-based temperature monitoring system for those 49 lower income and lower middle-income countries eligible for Gavi support . The VMI seeks to ensure global vaccine safety by providing cutting edge technology to resource-challenged settings without existing access to such systems. For each temperature monitoring system that Temperature@lert sells it donates one to the Vaccine Monitoring Initiative. Eligible countries are provided systems with no equipment cost and only pay a small monthly fee for system communication, alerting, and reporting. The VMI ...
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