Monika takes the industry’s temperature

Food safety monitoring system manufacturer Monika has launched the PathFinder live temperature monitor.

Designed to continuously monitor and log data around the clock, the system uses core sensors positioned in food storage areas including fridges, chiller drawers, cold rooms, serveries and refrigerated display counters to produce an accurate record of temperatures.

Linked via the ZigBee wireless meshing network, data is sent back to a main hub where, through the colour-coded computer dashboard, operators can monitor the storage conditions of their stock.

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Should a sensor detect a temperature outside of the pre-set parameters, instant visual alerts, on screen, via text message and an email escalation process, are said to ensure a fast reaction to identify issues.

The system has been designed to allow operators the opportunity to move or use stock before it becomes unsafe as well as fix refrigeration before it fails. PathFinder could also eliminate manual temperature checks, therefore increasing labour efficiencies throughout the kitchen.

Monika’s PathFinder system is said to offer high levels of accuracy, with paper-free, digital due diligence records.

Rag Hulait, senior sales consultant at Monika explained: “Compliance with the Food Standards Agency, Environmental Health and HACCP reporting is now an essential part of running a foodservice operation, yet many operators still rely on paper recording which is not only time consuming but also open to human error.

“By using a fully automated, wireless monitoring system such as that in the PathFinder system guarantees full accountability, assurance and round-the-clock 24-hour monitoring capability to provide indisputable compliance and clear cost, stock and time savings across the business.”

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