Requirements for Internal Inspection of Temperatures
When you work with food, national food administrations in most countries will require you to document the cold chain. This means, among other things, that you must be able to document the temperature both when you receive the food and during storage.
Food storage at incorrect temperatures is one of the most common causes of bacterial growth, which can result in corrupted food. It is therefore important that you can document that you have stored your food at correct temperatures in the case that food safety inspectors perform a routine check of your company.
National food administrations often require you to establish procedures for how critical limits are monitored, how often and by whom. Likewise, you must determine when the critical limits are reached. It is therefore important that you know when the temperature is no longer within the set limits. A good solution is to have continuous temperature monitoring with an alarm function.
Person responsible for monitoring
The national food administrations often require you to designate a person responsible for monitoring who can assess when temperatures have exceeded the thresholds. This person should also have the authority to take corrective actions that ensures that the error does not happen again.
Is it difficult to comply with temperature control requirements?
The short answer is no.
The most important thing is that you have thought about how you want to monitor the temperature in, for example, your refrigerators and what temperatures that are required for the food you store.
If you are using a system of continuous automatic monitoring of the temperature in your refrigerator, you can handle temperature monitoring easily and effortlessly.
An example of an electronic solution is Eupry. By setting up a wireless sensor in your cooling equipment, the temperature is automatically documented and you will be notified automatically if the temperature moves beyond the set limits.
Eupry optimizes organizations’ surveillance and documentation of temperatures using the Internet of Things (IoT Internet of Things), and is the country’s leading provider of wireless temperature loggers for Danish pharmacies among other. If you have any questions regarding the protection of temperature sensitive goods, please contact us.