Food Temperature, Storage – Distribution
According to HACCP guidelines, a food 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 are 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?
What happens if or when a unit breaks down or – perhaps more worryingly – if it is accidentally switched off and reset to a significantly lower temperature? The consequences for contamination and infection could be serious. The good news is that such an incident can be prevented by ABACUS GUARDIAN, which allows you to remotely monitor temperatures 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In fact you can not only monitor the temperature, but you would have a permanent record of the temperature that it has been held at.
We looked at several other food temperature monitoring systems before deciding to use Abacus Guardian. The Guardian system is easy to use with quick access to historical data for audit purposes, also giving flexibility for anybody to view the data. Guardian also sends e-mail and text alarms making sure our stock is always at the correct temperature which is reassuring when not on site. The system does not require a dedicated PC or need to be connected to our Ethernet system making it ideal for out remote fridges/freezers.
Matt Earl – Bennett Opie
We had the Abacus Guardian System installed in February 2013 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 on the computers in the office when they visit.
Kay Fitton – J & B Fitton Abattoir, Cutting Plant
The Abacus 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
We are proud to be working with:
- Bennett Opie
- Nisa Local
- JB Fittons
- Wiltshire Farm Foods
Arrange a demonstration of how quickly you can be up and running.
Call us on 07366 097097 today.