Listeria Prevention using Wireless Monitoring Systems
Listeria Prevention Monitoring for Regulations and Audits
The Foods Standards Agency says that around one million people suffer from a foodborne illness each year, with 20,000 people receiving hospital treatment and 500 dying. Globally, the figures are massive with around 48 million people in just the US alone falling ill due to Salmonella and Listeria Bacteria diseases. Salmonella and Listeria prevention is therefore necessary.
Often these cases are a result of food contamination which can often easily been avoided using wireless temperature monitoring systems. Cutting corners, or relying on retrospective data from loggers, can cause big problems and big fines. So it’s a no-brainer that the right equipment needs to be used effectively and efficiently to prevent any major issues from happening.
Wireless monitoring equipment enables 24/7 automated data recording, with audit trails and immediate alerts should temperatures reach dangerous levels.
Auditors will be looking to see how responsible you are as a business with your temperature monitoring procedures which include how you calibrate equipment. They’ll want to see proof of one as well as know certain readings and without this, you can’t know if readings are within spec or not leading to everything in a fridge, for example, being subject to scrutiny as well as the business facing a consequence. Although it is labour intensive, having an approved system and validation will save you in the long run and when an audit does happen, you will sail through.