Shipping temperature-sensitive freight not only depends on safe and secure shipping but also ensures that the temperature is controlled. Pharmaceuticals or perishable products can spoil much faster when exposed to extreme temperatures.
Most biological and medical products have strict temperatures requirements. A slight change in temperature may render them ineffective. Here are 7 steps you can follow to maintain the right temperature:
Understand the rules and regulations
Temperature-sensitive medical products may be subject to DEA and FDA regulations. They include pharmaceuticals, biological substances, and diagnostic specimens. Chemical shipments may be subject to federal hazardous materials restrictions.
Dry ice is also considered a hazardous material. Any non-medical consignment exceeding 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) of dry ice, must meet Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) or comply with International Air Transportation Association (IATA) rules.