How to get ahead of the EHO

In the hospitality world it’s no longer good enough to give customers great service and provide great food.  It’s also essential to ensure that the food quality and handling meets, or exceeds, the safe handling requirements set by ANZSFA.

Today’s savvy managers are looking at automating and outsourcing compliance. One way they can do this is by using connected data-loggers to monitor temperatures in their refrigeration equipment.

Why do I need a monitoring system for temperatures?

Although regulations suggest you check temperatures twice a day, there is always so much that can go wrong between these checks. Whether it is an equipment malfunction, a door left open, or even overstocking, it only takes a short while before deterioration of stock starts.

How will I know if something has gone wrong?

One of the great features of the better quality data-loggers is that they can send alerts to your phone within an hour of any anomaly being detected. Even if you are off-site!

Can alerts be sent to more than one phone?

Of course!  If the primary contact doesn’t answer, another alert gets send to a second, then third contact. That alert will annoy the life out of you, until the problem gets actioned.

How will it save me time?

The data-logger will test, analyse and record data every 15 minutes, and this data is then saved on the cloud. Thankfully, those days of tedious manual checking and recording temperatures are over.

In short, what should I be looking for in a good quality data-logger?

  • Consistent, accurate temperature testing
  • Updates sent via a gateway to the cloud
  • Anomaly alerts to key personnel
  • Weekly logs for download
  • Updates and data reports saved on the cloud

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