Industry insights: Food and Catering
Testo has a huge range of high quality, German-engineered measurement instruments which are widely used across a broad range of industries. The food and catering industry is one example of where Testo instruments are indispensable to the safe and effective running of a business. The industry has strict guidelines and procedures in a number of areas that must be adhered to in order for businesses to operate safely and legally and to protect the interests and health of consumers.
There is an official set of process guidelines that cover all stages of the food production chain which companies must strictly adhere to known as HACCP or ‘Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points‘. The most important measurement parameter in the food and catering industry, which has the most potential for negative impact if not properly monitored, is temperature.
HACCP offers guidance and best practice advice for a systematic, preventative approach to food safety that covers the key temperature levels for the food production process. If temperature is improperly monitored and maintained, food will spoil due to bacteria and become dangerous for human consumption. There is a specific temperature band, known as the danger zone (5-60 degrees centigrade), which provides optimum conditions for the multiplication of a variety of pathogens and bacteria, thus making accurate measurement imperative.
Testo temperature monitoring instruments, like our wide range of thermometers, allow you to ensure that your business meets HACCP requirements, through clear & accurate temperature measurements. In addition to our thermometers, Testo can offer measuring instruments for a number of other key industry areas such as our Saveris wireless monitoring systems for insight into storage and transport conditions or our cooking oil testers for maintaining the quality of your preparation methods.
For monitoring on an even grander scale, Testo has a range of exceptional quality thermal imaging cameras which can be used to conduct surveys of refrigeration and storage units, as well as the general kitchen environment. The results of a thermal survey will allow you to analyse and rectify any issues or areas of inefficiency. This will save you money and give you the ability to optimise your processes, infrastructure and equipment.
Whatever your measuring needs, Testo has the instrument for you. If you work in the food and catering industry, let Testo help you create a safe, efficient business.
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Posted on April 11, 2013, in Food, Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, Latest News, News and tagged cooking oil tester, food safety equipment, HACCP, measuring instruments, temperature probes, Testo, testo limited, Testo Ltd. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.