When it comes to food safety every single item must be tracked and risk managed along its journey from farm to fork. Any lapse in food safety can have detrimental consequences on the consumer and have a negative financial impact on a company, not to mention significant repercussions on reputation.
Chromatography is a technique for separating mixtures into their constituent parts. At its core, chromatography is the interaction between a mobile phase (which carries the mixture being separated) and a stationary phase (which performs the separation).
Temperature-sensitive items such as meats, vaccines, drugs, plants, and chemicals require temperature-controlled environments from the time they are manufactured until they reach the end user. The cold chain is established to keep the quality of these types of products in check as they travel to the end user, by reducing risk and maintaining product integrity.