Success Stories

 

 

HAYTER'S TURKEY FARM IN DASHWOOD, ONTARIO, USES IOT TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR PROCESSING FACILITIES AND RETAIL OPERATIONS, TO ENSURE FOOD SAFETY FROM THE FARM TO THE FORK.

 

SITUATION

 

A family-owned-and-operated turkey farm, the Hayter’s business runs three generations deep, and focuses on tradition and taste. In order to ensure a fresh and nutritious end product, quality control cannot be compromised. 

  • Boilers, chillers, walk in freezers and coolers need constant temperature monitoring
  • Manual checks and paper log readings are time-consuming and subject to human error
  • Temperature and humidity readings are critical from the turkey farm to the truck bays

Temperature checks are scheduled with staff, taken with handheld devices, recorded on paper, and stored in a binder. The challenge is to ensure that there is a high level of quality control across the entire operation.

 

SOLUTION

 

Quality control is important to the Hayter family. Turkeys are raised in free-range environments and treated humanely through all stages of production, resulting in a fresh and nutritious end product. blueRoverTM designed and installed a smart monitoring and a self-healing sensory system to automatically track and monitor temperature and humidity levels and across the entire production facility. The networking of all rooms and equipment, from the farm to production, to packaging and shipping, provides real-time visibility of the operations. 

 

SERVICES

 

Food Safety Compliance & Quality Control
blueRoverTM technology monitors all production environments and processes from scalders and chilling cylinders to by-product storage areas to slow down degradation rates. In the retail outlet, cooling rooms protect product from spoilage, and temperature controls for in-store freezers and coolers allow consumers to safely self-select cold or frozen turkey products. Transportation bays are kept cool for product transfers. During holiday seasons, transport trailers full of product are tracked for any temperature deviations or failures on route or on site while stored at third party partner depots.

The Hayter family needed a monitoring solution to deliver on their high expectations for quality control. With simple online dashboards, the team at Hayter’s can stay constantly connected to critical production operations data.

Approximately 90 temperature readings are taken each day to maintain current quality controls.

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION
 
The blueRover™ IoT solution automated temperature and environmental monitoring across the entire product chain.
 
CHALLENGE
 
• 9 coolers & freezers
• 1 retail consumer beer cooler
• 10 production rooms
• 1 shipping dock
• 3 large chillers
• live bird receiving
• waste temperature monitoring
• handheld temperature probes
• 5 transportation trailers
• 3rd party storage & product monitoring
• 87 daily manual air temperature measurements
 
SOLUTION
 
• 6 WiFi blueRover devices
• 1 Cellular blueRover device
• 38 Air temperature sensors
• 38 Food temperature sensors
• 3 cold water temperature sensors
• 1 hot water temperature sensor
• 3 handheld temperature probes
• 1 cloud-based application
• unlimited users
• online history logs
• online performance reporting
• 24/7 | 365 visibility
• +6000 automatic data points a day
• 4-5 year battery life*
 
*based on programming. 

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