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  • Temperature control record book- coming soon!! 

Tips for good temperature control

These tips will help accurately measure the core temperatures of food in your refridgerators and cold rooms.

Measuring temperatures usng the Jar Method

  • Use a jar or similar container for each refrigerator.Food safety jar method
  • Drill a hole in the lid and fill the jar with water. 
  • Label each jar with an Identification label (i.e A,B,C,D).
  • Place the jar in a central location or near hazardous foods (meat, dairy) in a refrigerator.
  • Use the hole in the lid to insert the probe thermometer.
  • Check and record the temperature 2-3 times/day.

Ice method for calibrating your probe thermometer (easy and safe)

  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Top up the glass with cold water.Food safety ice method
  • Place the termometer probe in the ice water and leave for 2-3 minutes.
  • For analogue thermometers, use a small spanner to adjust the needle to 0ºC (you will find a small nut on the underside of the dial where the probe is connected).
  • Make sure you keep the probe in the ice water when adjusting the needle.
  • Digital thermometers often cannot be manually adjusted. First try replacing the battery and selecting the reset button. the thermometer must be accuraute to +/-1.0°C. Replace the thermometer if needed.


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