Lives depend on the secure and safe shipments of vaccines, blood and other temperature sensitive products. When shipping these products, quality control is very important. Many of these products are sensitive to temperature and other environmental factors and need to be shipped in a very specific or controlled way.
If temperature-sensitive products are not correctly shipped, then there is a risk of damage to the products. Additionally, not adhering to temperature requirements might also put you in danger of violating certain regulations and laws. The costs of not being in compliance can be quite high. You can end up with a costly write-off due to spoiled inventory. The following tips can help you mitigate your risk when it comes to shipping temperature sensitive products.
#1 Choose Packaging Designed For Temperature-Sensitive Shipments
Packaging is very important for any company that ships temperature-sensitive products. In fact, packaging should be a priority. Packaging that is designed for temperature-sensitive shipments will help reduce the likelihood of spoilage during transit. Choose packaging that is designed to maintain temperature accuracy and stability throughout the shipping process.
#2 Select The Right Logistics Partner
It doesn’t matter how good your packaging is if you choose a company that is not equipped to handle temperature, sensitive shipments. Reduce the risk of ruining your products by choosing a shipping carrier that is experienced in this area. Ask how the company plans to ensure that your shipment maintains the precise temperature needed throughout storage and transit.
#3 Follow All Regulations And Rules
Medical goods, diagnostic specimens, and pharmaceuticals may be subject to DEA and FDA regulations and rules. Federal hazardous materials regulations might come into play especially if you are using dry ice. It is considered a hazardous material and must comply with certain shipping regulations. Know the rules ahead of time and make sure that your shipments are in compliance.