Revolutionizing global food safety with NanoTags, Trackpac, and the Helium Network

Trackpac Ltd
5 min readMar 17, 2023

The food industry is under immense pressure to maintain strict food safety standards and, as a result, businesses need to invest in innovative solutions to ensure the highest level of safety and quality.

One such solution is the combination of NanoTags tracked using Trackpac on the Helium Network.

NanoTags are IoT sensors that report temperatures over the Helium Network and, powered by Trackpac’s Location resolution engine, they can be tracked globally. This exciting and interesting proposition has the potential to revolutionize the way the food industry monitors and maintains food safety.

The NanoTag

A NanoTag, a thin sticker-based tracker with a temperature probe.

Real-time Monitoring and Data Collection

NanoTags can be configured over the air on the helium network to set reporting periods; as default, they check in every hour. In that period, four temperature readings are taken for finer accuracy.

Depending on how often this reporting period is, battery life can be measured in years. A calculator can be used here:

It’s also possible to access archived data so that if an uplink was missed, data can be retrieved to fill in the gaps.

Cost-effective and Scalable Solution

Helium LoRawan Coverage across the globe enabling Nano Tags on Trackpac

Traditional food safety monitoring systems can be expensive and difficult to scale. However, the combination of NanoTags, Trackpac, and the Helium Network offers a cost-effective alternative.

The Helium Network is a decentralized, low-power, and long-range network for IoT devices, which means that businesses can deploy NanoTags at scale without incurring high costs or compromising the efficiency of their operations.

The low upfront investment needed for NanoTags and the Helium Network allows small and large businesses alike to adopt this technology, improving food safety across the industry.

Increased Transparency and Accountability

The data collected by NanoTags is encrypted and sent over the Helium Network and powered by Trackpac this data can be pushed directly into existing systems via our forwarding service.

This increased transparency can help build trust between businesses and their partners, as well as boost consumer confidence in the safety and quality of the products they consume. Moreover, the availability of accurate data can enhance accountability in the food industry, ensuring that any food safety issues are promptly addressed and resolved.

Streamlined Compliance and Reporting

Nano Tag in transit with temperature and location inference

The real-time data provided by NanoTags can simplify compliance with food safety regulations. Businesses can easily access and analyze the data to ensure they meet industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Additionally, the data can be used to generate reports for internal audits and external inspections, streamlining the compliance process and reducing the likelihood of penalties or product recalls.

Automating climate management to further decrease waste

Introducing Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize climate regulation and control by leveraging the data gathered from NanoTags.

By integrating AI algorithms with the real-time temperature and location data collected by NanoTags, it’s possible to create smart climate control systems that dynamically adjust to maintain optimal conditions.

AI can analyze the data to identify patterns, predict fluctuations, and optimize the performance of climate control equipment.

This ensures that perishable goods are stored and transported in the most suitable conditions, reducing food waste and energy consumption.

Additionally, AI-powered climate control can contribute to a more sustainable food industry by minimizing the environmental impact of maintaining the right temperatures and humidity levels throughout the supply chain.


The integration of NanoTags, Trackpac, and the Helium Network, can significantly help reduce waste and save millions of dollars in the following ways:

Improved product quality: Real-time monitoring of temperature and location data allows businesses to maintain optimal conditions for perishable goods throughout the supply chain. This ensures that products reach consumers in the best possible condition, reducing spoilage and waste.

Prevention of unnecessary rejections: By providing full visibility into the temperature logs and transportation conditions, businesses can identify whether a rejected shipment was warranted or not. This helps avoid erroneous rejections, enabling the company to salvage and resell products that might have been unnecessarily discarded, saving millions of dollars in potential losses.

Reduced food waste: Enhanced temperature control and monitoring enable businesses to identify and address potential issues before they result in significant spoilage. This leads to a reduction in food waste, saving money and contributing to a more sustainable food supply chain.

Energy efficiency: AI-powered climate control systems can optimize the performance of temperature control equipment, ensuring that optimal conditions are maintained using the least amount of energy possible. This leads to lower energy costs and a reduced environmental impact.

Streamlined compliance and reporting: Real-time data from NanoTags simplifies the process of complying with food safety regulations and generating reports for audits and inspections. By avoiding penalties, product recalls, and reputational damage, businesses can save millions of dollars in potential losses.

Enhanced decision-making: Access to accurate, real-time data enables businesses to make informed decisions about product sourcing, transportation, and storage. This allows them to optimize their operations, reduce waste, and cut costs throughout the supply chain.

In summary, the combination of NanoTags, Trackpac, the Helium Network, and AI-driven climate control offers a comprehensive solution for reducing waste and saving millions of dollars in the food industry. By improving product quality, preventing unnecessary rejections, reducing food waste, increasing energy efficiency, and streamlining compliance, businesses can enhance their sustainability while also realizing significant cost savings.

Buy some Nano Tags today from Cal Chip Connect here and raise the visibility of your supply chain!



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