A Leader of Mexico’s Meat Industry Achieved Targeted Refrigeration Temperatures for Optimal Food Safety by Using GSE’s Cold Chain Temperature Monitoring System

Meat is a delicate commodity. Our client, a top meat-producing business in Mexico, needed a reliable system for cold chain temperature monitoring in order to meet food safety standards and to deliver the highest quality product to customers.

The Situation

Our client wanted to ensure that the HVAC and refrigeration equipment in their butcher shops was operating within the temperature range necessary to deliver high-quality product and maintain food safety compliance.

The Solution

Key information gleaned from Viridis was assessed by a GSE engineer who specializes in HVAC and refrigeration.

The data was immediately relayed to our client’s maintenance team and continuous follow-up was provided, resulting in a 35% increase in HVAC efficiency, with average supply temperatures decreasing by 2°F.
GSE teamed up with the customer’s maintenance and operations teams to improve store procedures including:

•Eliminating all walk-in shut offs with durations of over 4 hours

•Improved air flow by reducing the amount of product loaded into walk-ins

•Corrective maintenance to 70% of walk-in coolers and freezers which were not reaching desired temperatures
Prolonged walk-in shutoffs were reported by the GSE engineering team as soon as they were detected, leading to a 17% increase in freezer efficiency.
With the GSE service, there has been a 2°F improvement in walk-in freezers and 1°F in walk-in coolers
across the entire brand.

In addition, 32 walk-in coolers diagnosed by GSE were repaired by maintenance and improved
their temperature by 6°F. 38°F to 37°F.

The Success

With GSE, our client’s butcher shops were equipped with the optimal cold chain monitoring system, made possible by our Viridis hardware, the 24/7 Data Assessment Center, and a team of highly-skilled engineers, ready and waiting to provide real-time data on temperature fluctuations.

Our client not only benefitted from increased operational efficiency, they also saved 14% in energy costs.