Supermarket Chilled Meals Rely on Temperature Data Loggers
Chilled ready-meals supplier uses temperature data loggers to monitor food cooking processes and cold storage.
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 validations."
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.
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