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Food safety is an important concern for restaurants.
Food safety is an important concern for restaurants and other food service establishments. Every restaurant is obligated to protect its customers from foodborne illnesses that may result from bad quality or even expired food.
To avoid such a hazard, raw materials and other food products must be stored at certain temperatures to refrain them from growing harmful bacteria. It is a matter of minutes and not even hours that certain food products can go from the status of “fresh” to “should be disposed of.” Here is where the FDA comes in.
Bacteria that cause foodborne illness usually grow between 5°C and 60°C and can continue to double in amount every 20 minutes. The fastest growth of bacteria is observed at around 37°C.
Among many things, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is responsible for protecting public health by ensuring the quality and safety of food supply during manufacturing, marketing, and distribution.
Ensuring compliance with food safety standards is a tough job.
The FDA laws and regulations require that all food establishments, such as restaurants, monitor and maintain certain temperatures regularly multiple times a day. This will ensure that the temperature-sensitive products remain fresh and retain their quality.
Daily, weekly and monthly logs are required by the restaurant to keep check of every equipment as well as food inventory. To do that, responsible persons must check all the refrigeration and other equipment multiple times a day. This is one of the extremely important tasks because it is through maintaining proper logbooks that any brand can assess their:
· Overall productiveness of their business.
Proper maintenance of logs requires keen observation because even the slightest wrong input may cause a big problem. This is why digitised logs are greatly preferred, as they avoid human error, giving highly accurate results.
Simple, accurate and reliable restaurant temperature monitoring to simplify meeting compliance.
A digitised temperature monitoring system is a technology that checks, maintains, and regulates the temperature of various places and appliances quickly and without any complexities. These systems are specifically designed to digitise and automate temperature data logging and eliminate the chances of any harm resulting from temperature fluctuations due to human or non-human error.
Restaurants (and other retail food enterprises) are abandoning paper-based methods in favour of digital solutions.
Monitoring and recording refrigerator temperatures can be done digitally through automated temperature monitoring systems like Thermalog’s Tesen Sensor. It is specially designed for temperature monitoring so that no human interaction is needed several times a day, saving:
· Human error.
Temperature Sensitive food items are required to be maintained at an optimal level.
Commercial refrigerators are used to store a variety of perishable foods, including meat, fish, seafood, dairy and other items. These temperature-sensitive foods require a refrigeration and freezer environment where the temperature is kept maintained.
With these types of food items, temperature fluctuations may cause the quality of the products to deteriorate, resulting in them having to be thrown away, thus causing a loss of commodities, time and money.
These refrigeration units should be inspected daily to check temperature and ensure they operate at proper levels, according to FDA law and regulations.
Keep track of all your spaces automatically and effortlessly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and receive warnings if any of your equipment’s readings fall out of range.
Themalog’s temperature monitoring systems send an alert if there is any temperature fluctuation recorded at that very instance so that the authorised or responsible persons can take care of it immediately. This helps in avoiding significant damage like the growing of harmful bacteria that may cause food poisoning and also the malfunction of equipment can be quickly repaired if the manager or staff is promptly alerted of the fault.
Protect your business from any unwanted adverse effects on food safety.
Failure to comply with HACCP processes could harm your customers and result in serious consequences for your brand. A single food safety event can damage consumer trust. Manually performing checks, temperature logs, and HACCP processes only increase the risk of such a failure.
Therefore, with a 24/7 monitoring system, like Thermalog’s Tesen Sensor, the tracking of temperature and performance can give profitable results for the restaurant and also give assurance from the restaurant that it is meeting all regulatory standards for food safety and quality control.