If you’re in the food handling business, you must be able to show that your food has not been exposed to the “Danger Zone” of 5°C to 60°C for too long. To achieve this, you need a Fridge Temperature Monitor which automatically takes temperature readings and stores them for review.
Fridge Temperature Monitors can be as simple as a thermometer – the trouble with these is that you need someone around to check the readings and write them down. What happens overnight or on weekends when no one is around? The power could go out, your fridge break down or the cleaner use that power point for their vacuum cleaner!
A more modern form of Fridge Temperature Monitors is the Temperature Logger, which automatically takes and records readings. One example of this is the Thermochron temperature logger. This a tiny, battery-powered device which captures the temperature at a set interval (e.g. every 5 minutes) and allows you to check it again on a computer.
We have been selling these for over ten years now, and we have received so many stories of how they have helped people’s business. Here’s one example of someone from a Catering Company that recently contacted us:
We operate several coolrooms and freezers and the Thermochrons do the job for us without us needing to think or worry. We are able to easily monitor temperatures on a daily or weekly basis. We would recommend Thermochrons to any business that requires accurate temperature logging.
And another from a Meals on Wheels provider:
We do meals on wheels service and are checking temperatures of meals from the time they leave our kitchen (dished into containers) to the time the delivery people finish delivering. We were told about the Thermochrons by the WCC Health Department. They are a good size unit which fits into the containers. They have been able to assist us in developing plans to keep the food hot / cold for our meals on wheels clients.
These people, and thousands before them, have had success monitoring the temperature of their fridge, freezer, and other food storage containers.