Food Temperature Monitoring Systems
Food temperature monitoring systems available
Food temperature monitoring is something that is recommended for any business that stores and distributes food to the customer, whether that be a supermarket, processing plant or restaurant. Food temperature must be monitored due to the fact there are various food types that under normal conditions of storage and use and in the absence of adequate preserving factors should be kept under temperature control (both chilled and hot holding) so as not to result in a risk to health. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a set of principles advised by the UK government for businesses to follow to ensure food product safety, so finding a logger that conforms to these principles ensures ultimate product safety. Withnell Sensors offer a wide range of food temperature data loggers for your HACCP temperature monitoring needs. We offer products from leading brands, all with unique benefits- contact us to find out the right logger for you.
Whether you require a restaurant temperature monitoring system or food process monitoring solution- we will have the right option for you. The Datatrace range are a very suitable product for this sector, as well as SenseAnywhere and Elitech.
Why implement a food temperature monitoring system?
Nine people died as a result of consuming salmonella contaminated peanut butter in 2009. As a result, three Peanut Corporation of America executives later received lengthy jail sentences for their role in the outbreak. The tragic incident subsequently taught a very important lesson: food manufacturers, processors & distributors must ensure the safety of their products before they hit distribution.
Global regulations require verification of processes intended to render food products safe for human consumption. In Britain, Article 5 of Regulation (EC) 852/2004 requires food businesses in the sector to maintain procedures based on HACCP principles. This is so that food safety hazards are identified and monitored and to ensure that controls are in place to eliminate or minimise risks to consumers.
It is also a very effective way of saving your stock and preventing huge losses. Day on day food storage conditions in restaurants, warehouses, supermarkets and more will falter, if this goes undetected not only will the food be wasted and cost your business but it could harm the end consumer. The best way to prevent this from happening is through implementing 24/7 food temperature monitoring devices with alerting functions.
In food processing, it is highly important to verify the process performance to ensure that the correct treatment is being applied, records of such verifications should also be maintained as evidence. This is done through the thermal mapping of a food processing environment using data loggers.