Is HVAC/Refigeration Automation the Next Big Thing for IoT?

Is HVAC/Refigeration Automation the Next Big Thing for IoT?

Commercial Refrigeration, Energy Efficiency, HVACR, Industrial Refrigeration, Performance Analytics, Technology
As we throttle toward the end of this decade and into the future, the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to become more and more ubiquitous in our daily lives. On smaller scales, we see it in our homes with products that now merge thermostats with home security, or allow us to order items from Amazon through voice-activation. On a massive scale, we see it in the near-full automation of some global supply chains. And right in the middle of those ends of the spectrum, we're starting to see it become standard practice in the one place we spend most of our time: the workplace.   In particular, the HVAC/Refrigeration industries are beginning to catch up to the times and see the benefit of automating the operations that they can. Lighting,…
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FDA Provides an Update on the new Produce Safety Rule

FDA Provides an Update on the new Produce Safety Rule

Federal Regulations, Food Safety, HVACR, Produce
As the full, national rollout of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA)—a sweeping reform of food safety laws designed to better prevent issues as opposed to simply responding to them—continues, some of the larger regulatory pieces are taking their time in being implemented. One of these pieces, and arguably one of the most impactful and watched closely of them all, is the Produce Safety Rule.   Bluntly, the Produce Safety Rule establishes the first science-based minimum food safety standards as it pertains to growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce intended for human consumption.   Within the Produce Safety Rule, regulations were developed to affect six (6) main areas of commercial farms that fall within the scope of the rule. These areas are: Worker health, hygiene, and training Agricultural…
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