Golden Foods targets temperatures with PAR’s Reefer Watch

Updated Feb 12, 2010

PAR Logistics Management Systems announced Monday, Feb. 8, at the Technology and Maintenance Council’s Spring meeting in Tampa Bay, Fla., that Irvine, Calif.-based Golden Foods has selected its Reefer Watch cold chain management solution. Golden Foods is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice industry, servicing more than 20,000 restaurants on three continents.

The Reefer Watch Refrigerated Trailer Tracking System RT-200 from PAR Logistics provides Golden State Foods with the ability to track actual food temperatures consistently in a trailer, instead of air temperature around the cargo. The Reefer Watch system provides real-time monitoring of food product temperature every 15 minutes during transit cycles and also provides immediate alerts to drivers and shipping managers, thanks to a GPS positioning satellite antenna that transmits vital information concerning cargo temperature via alert messages direct to e-mail or text messages to cell phones.

Reefer Watch also provides Web-based utilization, status and history reports, allowing managers to review the entire transit history of a specific shipment of foodservice cargo and verify reefer temperatures during every stage of the shipment.

The RT-200 system is fully compatible with both Carrier and Thermo King refrigeration equipment and is housed in a rugged module that mounts easily to any refrigerated trailer. A driver display monitor with real-time information for four separate temperature zones inside the trailer can be mounted at the left-front corner for easy checks when the vehicle stops.