Resources for Business
Food Safety Monitoring and Records
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.