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Food Storage and Distribution


According to HACCP guidelines, a temperature of 8°C or below is effective in controlling the multiplication of most bacteria in perishable food. It is recommended practice to operate refrigerators and chillers at 5°C or below. Freezing of food at temperatures of -18°C or below will prevent bacteria multiplying, whilst cooking at a temperature of 75°C or above is effective in destroying almost all types of bacteria.

But how can you be confident that your chilled or frozen food is constantly kept in the right conditions if it is stored at a remote location?

And what happens if or when a unit breaks down or – perhaps more worryingly – if it is accidentally switched off and reset to a significantly different temperature? The consequences for contamination and infection could be serious.

The good news is that such an incident can be prevented by the Abacus Guardian system, which allows you to remotely monitor temperatures 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

In fact, at all stages where you are responsible, you can be confident that you can easily monitor the temperatures and you will also have a record of the temperatures throughout the process.


“We looked at several other food temperature monitoring systems before deciding to use Abacus Guardian. Their system is easy to use with quick access to historical data for audit purposes, also giving flexibility for anybody to view the data. Abacus Guardian also sends e-mail and text alarms making sure our stock is always at the correct temperature, which is reassuring when we’re not on site. The system does not require a dedicated PC or need to be connected to our local network, making it ideal for our remote fridges & freezers.”
Matt Earl – Bennett Opie

“We had the Abacus Guardian System installed because we needed to monitor our cold rooms and it has proved to be a reliable and useful system. It’s easy to use and allows me to view the temperatures even when I’m at home. We can even show the inspectors the temperature records they require when they visit.”
Kay Fitton – J & B Fitton Abattoir, Cutting Plant

“The Abacus Guardian system has more than paid for itself alerting us to a controller that failed on a Friday night. Had the system not been in place we would not have been able to take the necessary action to save our stock, which importantly meant business as usual.”
Peter McLaren-Kennedy – Wiltshire Farm Foods Cardiff

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