Tag: food safety

5 Best Catering Thermometers For Your HACCP Plan

5 Best Catering Thermometers For Your HACCP Plan

HACCP temperatures need to be taken several times a day, every day. So finding the best food safety thermometers for your business is really important. The main type of thermometer that you will need for taking your daily checks is a penetration probe, as this 

What is a Calibration Certificate & Do I Need One?

What is a Calibration Certificate & Do I Need One?

What is a calibration certificate? Why do you need it? Is it a legal requirement? We answer all of these questions and more to help you understand everything you need to know about calibration certificates. We also took a look at one of our UKAS 

ETI Food Safety & Waste White Paper 2022

ETI Food Safety & Waste White Paper 2022

CHAPTER 1 FOOD SAFETY AND WASTE: THE RISK FACTORS The dual challenges facing the UK – the Covid-19 crisis and the implementation of Brexit – have shed new light on the business and industry catering sector. 2020 saw the sector under threat and mass surplus 

How to Use a Food Thermometer Accurately

How to Use a Food Thermometer Accurately

At ETI we manufacture a range of different food thermometers, many of which use penetration probes to measure the internal temperatures of liquid and solid foods. There are several different types of food thermometer probes that we make: thermocouple, thermistor and PT100. Each type varies 

A temperature guide to the cook-chill process

A temperature guide to the cook-chill process

A key step in food preparation for many businesses, we investigated the importance of the cook-chill process on food safety, quality and business efficiency.   What is the cook-chill process? The cook-chill process is a method of pre-preparing large quantities of cooked food. The food 

What is Thermometer Accuracy?

What is Thermometer Accuracy?

Any thermometer is only as good as how accurate it is, so choosing a thermometer with a good level of accuracy and ensuring it is regularly calibrated is essential for taking reliable readings. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) provides a way for calibrated thermometers 

IR Best Practice Guide

IR Best Practice Guide

Infrared thermometers are ideal for taking surface temperature measurements ONLY from a distance. They provide relatively accurate temperatures without ever having to touch the object you’re measuring. This is useful when a surface is just out of reach and a surface probe will not do 

5 Essential Temperature Solutions for Your HACCP Plan

5 Essential Temperature Solutions for Your HACCP Plan

All food businesses are required to assess the hazards in their operation to identify steps that are critical to food safety, i.e. cooking food to kill bacteria. Controlling the temperature of food is extremely important in ensuring that it is safe to eat, and you 

5 Common Food Safety Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

5 Common Food Safety Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Following HACCP food safety regulations is essential in ensuring that the food you serve to your customers is both safe and consistently high quality, as well as fundamental in legally protecting your business with accurate records. As we work with a number of businesses in 

Validating the Readings on an Infrared Thermometer Using an Ice Bath

Validating the Readings on an Infrared Thermometer Using an Ice Bath

In the last blog post within our infrared thermometer series, we looked at how to correctly validate the accuracy of your instrument using a Thermometer Comparator. The comparator method allows devices to be validated at ambient room temperature, however we would not recommend conducting it