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food processing thermometer guide

food processing thermometer guideA food processing thermometer requires careful selection to achieve the maximum accuracy and repeatability of the temperature.

The selection criteria for a digital food processing thermometer should include:
measurement range
resolution of the reading 1°C, 0.1°C or 0.01°C
desired accuracy
response time

ETI offer a selection of food processing thermometers that are suitable for food processing applications, i.e. heavier duty and water resistant or waterproof instruments. Many of our thermometers are suitable for use as part of the HACCP but ...

what is HACCP?
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point is a system that was devised to provide quality assurance throughout the food industry by establishing critical monitoring (control) points. It is a requirement of EU food hygiene legislation that applies to all food business operators except farmers and growers.

The seven principles of HACCP
1. Conduct a hazard analysis - identify the food safety hazards associated with your business, e.g. multiplication of harmful bacteria

2. Determine the critical control points - if there is no later stage in the process that will then make the food safe, e.g. cooking, then it is a CCP. An easy way to do this is to ask the question "What if?"

3. Establish critical limits - temperature limits, below or above which food will not be acceptable.

4. Monitor and control the CCPs - if it cannot be monitored or measured, it is not a CCP. You cannot monitor by sticking a hand in the fridge or looking at a food to say it is at the right temperature.

 

5. Establish correct actions - if a critical limit is exceeded, you must have a procedure in place to take remedial action, i.e. increase cooking time, lower fridge temperatures etc.

6. Establish verification procedures - how do you know that your temperatures are OK, unless you regularly calibrate your thermometer? This is just one example of verification.

7. Documenting records and procedures - having gone through the whole process of HACCP, you will find it difficult to demonstrate your controls, unless you keep records of your actions.

Conscientious implementation of HACCP principles by plant operators demonstrates their commitment to food safety; improves employee awareness of their role in protecting consumers and emphasises management's responsibility for safe production.

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    Therma 22 Plus waterproof IP66/67 thermocouple & thermistor thermometer.accepts type both T thermocouple & thermistor probes FREE traceable certificate of calibration included UKAS 3 point certificate available (+£48) robust waterproof case backlit LCD, max/min & hold functions meets the European Standard EN 13485 excludes probe

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    DTR Data Temperature Recorder checks deliveries are within programmable limits. programmable limits for chilled, frozen & ambient foods print-out with accept or reject message eliminates possibility of human error the DTR is exclusive of probe

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    CaterTemp Plus thermometers robust, waterproof & salt resistantextruded aluminium case for superior durability supplied complete with food penetration probe waterproof case offering IP66/67 protection rubber bumper seals for impact resistance meets the European Standard EN 13485

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    Therma 20 Plus IP66/67 waterproof thermometer.FREE traceable certificate of calibration  meets the European Standard EN 13485 FREE traceable certificate of calibration UKAS 3 point certificate available (+£48) 2 year guarantee includes 'Biomaster' anti-bacterial additive excludes probe

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