Don't Risk Food Poisoning Due to Human Error!
Hospitals and aged care facilities house many patients who are extremely vulnerable to food borne illnesses, so require a higher degree of attention when it comes to monitoring food safety.
So what is the most effective and safest way of ensuring that cases of food poisoning are minimized?
By replacing paperwork with digital technology!
How You Could Benefit From a Temperature Logger!
Temperature loggers remove human error and ensure HACCP is compliant across all operations. A digital data logger provides users time, date stamps and temperature data.
This system is used to collect temperature data typically in cold rooms, freezers, refrigerators, deli cases and dishwashers at set intervals using sensors.
This technology uploads monitoring data automatically, remotely or to the cloud to be analyzed immediately for any discrepancies, such as missed checks or out-of-range readings.
Temperature loggers ensure that recordings of temperatures are consistent with satisfying requirements and regulations.
These systems allow users to modify the intervals for when recordings are taken, e.g. readings are taken every 5 minutes/10 minutes/30 minutes/hourly.
Temperature loggers have low power consumption.
Most of the time, these devices rely on battery operation and only use power when readings are scheduled.
Some temperature loggers can be stored within fixed locations such as cold rooms or warehouses, and others allow for portability, to be used when recording temperatures.
Information taken by these devices is either stored internally on a memory drive or via a wireless connection through a cloud server or designated computer.
When the temperature logger picks up a change in environmental conditions, staff members are alerted immediately increasing the likelihood of stock being saved from hot or freezing temperatures.
Temperature loggers allows for traceability and can store a complete history of data spanning from months to years.
Kitchens are fast-paced environments which require heavy workloads from the employees. The need to complete these logs and checklists depends on productivity and may take up valuable time which could be reserved for other tasks.
Replacing paperwork with digital technology will significantly increase productivity among workers, ensuring these safety checks are completed while the workers continue with their duties.
This information was originally published by;
Thomson, A 2020 “Food safety: the benefits of digital monitoring technology”, Think ST Solutions.