This research was supported by U.S. Dept. of Army Contract No. DAAK60-83-C-0100.
Performance Evaluation of Time-Temperature Indicators for Frozen Food Transport
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 369–371, March 1985
How to Cite
WELLS, J. H. and SING, R. P. (1985), Performance Evaluation of Time-Temperature Indicators for Frozen Food Transport. Journal of Food Science, 50: 369–371. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1985.tb13404.x
More information on the manufacturers of the indicators discussed in this paper is available from the authors.
- Issue published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Ms reveived 7/13/84, revised 10/l/84, accepted 10/12/84
Time-temperature indicators from four different manufacturers were evaluated on the basis of their response to constant and variable storage temperature treatments. Several time-temperature indicators of each type were exposed to constant temperatures of -18°C and +5°C, and a variable temperature treatment which could simulate the conditions encountered in a frozen food transport. The discussion presents the time-temperature response of the indicators tested, the average endpoint response recorded, and comments on the characteristic assets and limitation of the indicators investigated.