Tinytags record the air temperatures for chilled storage areas, and help validate time and temperature of cooking processes. Temperature monitoring and control is essential in adhering to HACCP measures.
The EU requires that every food manufacturer has Hazard Analysis
and Critical Control Point (HACCP) measures in place, so that
consumers can be confident that they are buying the highest quality
foods. With the chilled ready-meals market increasing by an
incredible 90% in the last ten years, it is vital that the general
public receives the best standards possible in the production,
transportation and storage of their meals.
Gemini Data Loggers' Tinytag range provides the temperature
monitoring and validation required by the industry: Tinytag loggers comply with
the BS EN12830 standard, ideal for the transport, storage and
distribution of chilled, frozen, deep and quick-frozen foods.
Ferndale Foods in Kent, suppliers to retail giants J. Sainsbury
and Waitrose, use Gemini's Tinytag data
loggers and Tinytag Explorer software
in their day-to-day operations. Their Quality Assurance Manager
explained: "We use Tinytags for two main purposes; to record the
air temperatures of chiller units and small fridges, and to
validate time and temperature of cooking processes, such as steam
cooking, and cooling processes such as spiral and blast chilling.
Tinytag loggers are particularly useful as they are robust,
waterproof, portable, easy to clean and cover the temperature
limits we require. We rely on them as they are accurate tools in
providing time and temperature evidence for process
Ferndale Foods produce over 300,000 ready-meals a week and as
well as working with major retail chains, they also supply major
airlines and food service outlets.