Testo temperature data loggers allow for temperature monitoring and help make gathering accurate food temperature information easy. Thus, you can ensure your foods are safely stored, prepared and maintained at safe temperatures that eliminates any health risks.
If foods aren’t stored, maintained or cooked at the proper temperature, they can become a health hazard to those who eat them.
Examples of such foods are raw and cooked meat, dairy products, seafood, processed fruits and vegetables like salads, foods that contain eggs and more can all pose a health risk if eaten without being maintained properly.
These foods especially are recognised as being capable of supporting the growth of bacteria or formation of toxins at levels that are unsafe to the consumer.
According to the Food Standards of Australia/New Zealand, the range between 5C and 60C is referred to as the Temperature Danger Zone, which means that potentially hazardous foods must be kept at certain temperatures, as well as cooled and reheated at certain temperatures.
Potentially hazardous foods such as the aforementioned foods must be kept below 5 degrees Celsius or above, 60 degrees Celsius for hot foods.
Foods should be kept at such low temperatures because the lower temperatures prevent food poisoning bacteria from growing while higher temperatures kill bacteria.
Frozen foods are recommended to be kept below -18C, as CSIRO claims this is the threshold below which bacteria is stopped growing as well as slowing any chemical changes that affect the quality of the food.
Foodborne illnesses see 1.2 million people visit the doctor each year, and the reputational damage done from selling unsafe food to consumers can be irreversible.
Testo’s temperature data loggers can be programmed to record specific measurements at specified intervals that are automatically transferred to your computer, which allows for easy analysis and record keeping.
In addition, the temperature monitoring capabilities helps to keep track of the temperatures when transporting food as well as a change in operations, like if a cool room is opened more frequently at particular times of the day.
The temperature data loggers will help maintain food safety standards by monitoring and recording food storage temperatures for owners and operators to review and closely monitor their food safety practices.