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Eliminate Food Safety Concerns With Thermal Validation

Food safety management systems play a crucial role in maintaining high standards of food quality and preventing consumers from falling ill. Food data loggers are vital within these systems because they enable thorough thermal validation techniques. Throughout all of the stages of food production and distribution, these data loggers are required to produce accurate temperature readings and ensure that the food is safe for consumption. This is all part of a HACCP compliance plan that should be carried out by every food producer. At Wessex Power, we understand the requirements for thermal validation and can provide accurate food data loggers to optimise food production and distribution.


Many packaged foods are cooked to stop pathogens from being in the food and thereby making it safe for consumption. This happens with everything from soups to hot dog sausages and is vital for eliminating safety concerns. During this part of the process, food data loggers that are built to withstand high temperatures are installed so that temperature fluctuations can be monitored. Another benefit of using a food monitor during cooking is that you can prevent product loss. This is achieved because thermal validation highlights when an action needs to be taken, so food is not lost from it being in a dangerous temperature for too long.

Cooling and Storage

When food cools down naturally it can allow pathogens in. By having a formal cooling process, you reduce the risks of this and ensure the food stays out of the ‘danger zone’. A proper food safety management system uses data loggers to maintain thermal validation and indicate how long the food may have been exposed to those temperatures.

This process is part of HACCP compliance, which helps food businesses prevent chemical, physical and biological food hazards. Storage of food, even over a long period, needs to be monitored to prevent pathogens from developing. Food safety monitoring works throughout the chain to protect consumers. Food data loggers play an important role in this process and they often include alarms that go off when the product is at an incorrect temperature. This allows an action to be taken quickly and prevents pathogens from growing in the food.


It is at this point in the food process that there is the most risk of food being exposed to dangerous temperatures. It is very important to protect meat and poultry during this stage as it is especially sensitive to fluctuations in temperature. Food safety management systems utilise food data loggers to trigger alarms that alert distributors to temperature fluctuations. This then allows you to act quickly to prevent the food from going to waste, or worse, making consumers ill. To stick to HACCP compliance plans, continuous monitoring should be implemented throughout the distribution process and during storage within supermarkets. Thermal validation at this stage in the process can be implemented using food data loggers, which provide accurate data but are also convenient as they are wireless and can withstand various conditions.

If you work in food production and want to streamline your thermal validation and food safety, Wessex Power offers accurate and inexpensive data loggers that will guarantee HACCP compliance. Whatever temperature or pressure is needed for production, our food safety monitoring systems can handle it and our data loggers deliver precise data within all environments. To find out more call us on+44 (0)1929 459 459 or use our online contact form to get in touch.

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