Many in the Middle East tout camel’s milk for a variety of health benefits. Thinking there might be interest for it in the U.S., Walid Abdul-Wahad established Desert Farms. He now works with a network of three Midwestern farmers—all Amish—who raise camels, package their milk, and send it to customers across the country. The milk is packaged in 16-oz plastic bottles, then shipped either fresh or frozen in insulated containers packed with dry ice.
To ensure quality, Walid needs fresh milk to be kept below 40 degrees Fahrenheit during shipping, and frozen milk ideally kept below 0 degrees Celsius. That’s a challenge, as multiple variables can impact the milk’s temperature while in transit. These variables include time of year (warm versus cold months), destination (warm versus cold climates) and shipping expediency (overnight versus ground).
To better understand the impact of these variables, and identify potential issues during shipping, Walid and Avery Dennison worked together on a trial using the TT Sensor Plus™.
“TT Sensor Plus is a small, smart label that logs time and temperature,” says Mary Greenwood, director of new technology and business development, Avery Dennison.