Temperature Logging for Restaurants
In any restaurant, you’re required to maintain safe food temperatures. It’s more than a legal requirement, it’s something you should do to keep your customers and staff safe and healthy. Sometimes you’re lucky, and you notice a problem with your cold storage right away. But what about when there’s nobody there and you have an equipment failure?
It can turn into a disaster. In just a few hours, all your food stock can spoil, leaving your restaurant in a bad spot. Even worse, if your cold room malfunctions overnight, but comes back on by morning, you might never even know. Then, you’re stuck with unsafe food, and no idea that the food you’re serving isn’t safe.
What Can You Do?
Even if you do notice there’s a problem with your cold storage, it can really interrupt your business to say the very least. Food that isn’t properly stored also has to be disposed of. Of course, that means your business is done for at least the day while you restock your food supplies. It cuts into your food cost, and your revenue for the coming days.
So what can you do to prevent spoiled food?
A temperature logging system is the best thing you can do for your restaurant, and your business. Unlike your typical cold room thermometer, these temperature loggers take, and record, temperature readings every few minutes. Once they take a reading, it’s accessible in the cloud system, no matter where you are. You have recorded proof your food is always in the ‘safe zone.’
What About Emergencies?
That’s not the only reason to put a temperature logger in your cold storage. You can also prevent emergencies before they get to a critical level. Temperature loggers also alert you as soon as your cold storage reaches an unsafe level. Rather than waiting until your food is unsafe, you know you need to fix the problem immediately.
Whether you have an overnight service, general manager on call, or you take the alert yourself, it’s your first defense against a cold room failure.