Insulated Bags - Test Results

We have conducted a test to help illustrate to you how well our Insulated Carrier Bags perform in the real world when compared to the next best available solutions.  

What happens to the surface temperature of our food during a shopping trip? 

 
We placed a selection of chilled & frozen good into a standard cotton ‘bag for life’.  The ambient outside temperature on the day of testing was approximately 21 degrees centigrade. 
The chilled & frozen goods placed in the ‘bag for life’ consisted of frozen poultry, chilled vegetables and chilled dairy products. 
 

Change of Surface Temperature During Transport

If we look at the graph above, we can determine the following: 
  1.  after 35 minutes the vegetables were entering the danger zone.  
  2.  after 65 minutes the frozen poultry also entered the danger zone 
  3.  at 80 minutes the dairy products followed.  
 
If we use the above data and translate this into a shopping experience what would it mean? The average shopping trip will vary from shopping environment to shopping environment (as show in the graph below), and in addition to this we must also consider the commuting time to and from the store. Therefore, from the moment a shopper puts their first product into the basket the items are warming to the ambient temperature of the room.  Therefore, by the time the shopping is over, and the drive home is complete, all the perishable products would have entered the ‘Temperature Danger Zone’. 
Average Shopping Trip in Minutes

Ambient Temperature Changes 

Performance Cool Bags - B & G Products

The following graph shows the ambient temperature changes in a standard 2 ply cool bag compared with an Insulated bag from InsulatedBags.Online. You can see that the temperature within our Insulated Bag dropped sharply after closing the bag, and the temperature stayed steady outside the Temperature Danger zone for nearly 4 hours. The competitors 2-Ply bag did not perform in the sameway, and you can see that the ambient temperature was only marginally lower than the outside temperature, indicating that the thermal insulation was not very good. The other observation was that the closure mechanism used did not keep the air locked in the bag – something that our comfort handle takes care off. 

We measured the surface temperature of the contents within the bags and after approximately 4 hours, the Surface Temperature of the Vegetable and Poultry within the Insulated Bag had still not entered the Temperature Danger Zone, protecting it from altered taste and microbial growth.

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