Why Climatic Conditions are so Important to Bakeries
Strict demands are made in the production of bread and bakery products. Customers expect immaculate product quality as well as reasonable prices, whilst authorities demand food-safe ambient conditions. Whether in raw material storage, in the preparation of dough or during the baking process – strict conditions must be adhered to with regards to temperature and relative humidity.
Keeping baked produce at the wrong temperature can have devastating effects
Continuous monitoring of ambient data is hugely important throughout the food manufacturing industry, and none more so than when producing bakery products. Baking errors and contamination by health-damaging microorganisms must be avoided, whilst energy efficiency and economic viability is of the utmost importance.
Examples where measurement of ambient climate values is essential include:
- during the storage of raw materials in refrigerated and deep-freeze rooms
- in maturation and cooking chambers
- during the cooling of finished baked products (monitoring of coolant water temperature in heat exchangers)
- in cleanrooms which protect from mould and spores, allowing germ-free packaging
- during the transport of bakery products to the branch stores and points of sale
How can bakeries keep on top of this?
Employing a climate monitoring system such as testo’s ‘Saveris‘ gives companies a way to continuously monitor conditions throughout the production process. It monitors the temperature and humidity of a storeroom for instance, then documents all the findings automatically. The input of limit values ensures that the legal hygiene standards are always maintained. If any deviations were to occur, the system immediately triggers an alarm.
Storing baked products in the correct conditions is essential
The monitoring system gathers all warning reports along with the ambient data from the various measurement sites and summarises them into clear reports, making them centrally available to those responsible for quality and the process.
The adherence to legal hygiene standards is also optimally supported: Saveris fulfils the requirements of EN 12830, and conforms to HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). With testo’s Saveris, you always have your process and storage rooms under control.
What makes Saveris so effective?
Perhaps the biggest advantage of employing a Saveris system is you can monitor the conditions of muiltiple rooms or vehicles at the same time. This means you an be certain your produce has been stored properly throughout the process chain, and all results are collated into one central place.
It is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use system. In stationary operation, the transfer of the measurement data takes place via wireless and/or Ethernet connection to a base station. This documents and monitors all measurement data.
Data is available to view and settings can be configured on networked computers. Individual user access permissions can be assigned according to whether the user requires full administrative or simply viewer rights. In addition, data is also available to view via a web browser, so information is available 24/7 via any web enabled device.
If limit values are exceeded, a whole range of different alarm options, such as SMS/e-mail alarm or alarm relay are available. Remote alarms can even be given when the system is not connected to a running PC. The base is the heart of testo Saveris and can save 40,000 readings per measurement channel independently of the PC. This corresponds to around one year of memory capacity at a measuring rate of 15 minutes.
Want to find out more about Saveris?
If you have a potential requirement you would like to discuss you can call us on 01420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help. Alternatively, for more information please visit our website www.testolimited.com
Testo offer a wide range of equipment for food safety which will help you meet your HACCP requirements and give you the reassurance you are storing and cooking your food safely. Testo measuring instruments for food have obtained the HACCP International certification and are therefore judged to be “food safe”. Our instruments include temperature monitoring systems, data loggers, thermometers, cooking oil testers, thermal cameras, PH meters and much more.
Whether it is for spot checks or long-term monitoring, from farm to fork, Testo has the right instrument for the job.
Posted on February 10, 2016, in Data Loggers, Environmental, Facilities Maintenance, Facilities management, Food, Food Hygiene, food safety, HACCP, Health and Safety, Humidity, Industry, Latest News, News, Online, Safety and tagged climate monitoring, food equipment, food instrumentation, food safety, food safety equipment, food temperature, indoor climate testing, monitoring ambient conditions, Saveris, Temperature measurement, temperature monitoring, temperature monitoring system, Testo, testo instruments, testo limited. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.