Today we have the next installment in our three part Infrared Thermometer series. We discussed the uses and limitations of using infrared thermometers; now let’s talk about correctly storing and cleaning your infrared thermometer. How to clean your infrared thermometer Use a damp soft cloth or cotton swab (water only) on plastic lenses – never […]
Having indoor plants not only makes your home look more fresh and beautiful but they also have wonderful health benefits. Plants release oxygen, help purify the air, decrease stress levels, reduce fatigue and can even help lower noise pollution. However there is just as much science involved in keeping indoor plants as there is growing […]
Infrared thermometers are fantastic tools for quickly measuring surface temperatures. However they have their limitations, and knowing how to properly use an infrared thermometer is vital. Today we will be discussing emissivity and how this key factor will affect all infrared readings. Keep your eyes peeled for more blogs to come on subjects such as; […]
Creating a HACCP plan is a crucial part of running any business involving food, whether you’re a restaurant, catering company, nursing home, hospital or factory. HACCP stands for: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. It is a system that helps food business operators assess how they handle their food and implement procedures to ensure it is safe to eat.
The HACCP identifies specific hazards and measures for their control or prevention. These measures need to be explicitly clear with how they are put into place and which people are responsible for this within the business. Detailing what instruments you will use to measure these control points will help your HACCP plan greatly.
There are 7 principles of HACCP to ensure your business is being safe and correct in all aspects of food production and processing.
Hazard Analysis: Evaluate your entire process from your supplier’s delivery to final output. You will need to assess the places where chemical, biological or physical hazards can occur.
To kill the pathogens that can cause food poisoning, foods need to be cooked to a high enough temperature, and either to be kept hot until served for eating, or to be rapidly cooled and refrigerated. This is because, although thorough cooking kills most bacteria, spores of some can survive this cooking. These spores do […]