Why Calibrating Food Thermometers Now Matters More Than Ever

Spring has sprung, and with it comes warmer weather and a shift in the food production process. From refreshing salads to sizzling BBQ, the types of food we consume and prepare change dramatically. But amidst the seasonal shift, one thing remains constant: food safety. 

 Ensuring our food reaches the perfect temperature is crucial to eliminating harmful bacteria and maintaining quality. This is where the unsung heroes of the food industry come in: temperature calibration baths. 

 Why Calibrate in Spring? 

Throughout the winter, food thermometers are not used as frequently for hot items. As we head into warmer months, with an increase in purchases of raw foods for high-heat cooking methods – grilling and frying specifically – it's vital to ensure these thermometers are reading accurately. Temperature calibration baths provide the opportunity to verify the accuracy of your thermometers.  

There are 2 reasons why Spring is a particularly important time for food manufacturers to do this process. One reason is that the chances of spoilage can be reduced, anticipating the upcoming warm temperatures that speed up the presence of bacterial growth in food. Temperature calibration baths ensure that thermometers read accurately, so they can display the correct internal temperatures while cooking certain foods. Another reason is that the temperature calibration process will help achieve the highest quality for a food product. Calibration baths employ accurate temperature control to achieve many consistent results, even including to make sure ice cream has reached its proper texture for its desired purpose: cooling you down on the hottest of days.  

Calibration Made Easy 

Temperature calibration baths are vital to the food safety process, but the calibration process is quite simple. Thermometers can be calibrated in these simple steps: 

  1. Immerse the sensor of your thermometer in the bath liquid (water or oil, depending on the temperature range). 
  2. The bath will reach and maintain a specific setpoint temperature. 
  3. Compare the reading on your thermometer with a reference thermometer to identify any deviations. 
  4. Adjust your thermometer or replace it if necessary.

Investing in Accuracy

Temperature calibration baths might seem like an extra step, but they are a crucial part in food safety and quality. With accurate thermometers, you can reduce the risk of foodborne bacteria, prevent spoilage because of improper cooking and keep consistent, high quality in your food products.  

So, as your customers embrace the flavors of spring and summer, remember to embrace accuracy as well for the safety and quality of the food they consume. Mensor offers calibration baths, such as the CTB9100, that enhance the food production process by ensuring thermometers are at their highest accuracy. Click the button below to schedule a calibration session for your food thermometers using a temperature calibration bath.



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