Food Safety Blog

May 9, 2019
Table of Safe Cooking and Cooling Temperatures

Table of Safe Cooking and Cooling Temperatures

  Australia has, for several years now, reported an increasing trend in food-borne illnesses, with over 4 million reports of Campylobacter and Salmonella annually. Whilst these illnesses are not usually life threatening to healthy adults, they can be fatal in children, the elderly and in those who have compromised immune systems. Recently there has  been a trend to serve hamburger meat rare, medium, medium well as well as well done. This may seem novel and exciting, but in reality it can be very dangerous. Unlike whole pieces of beef and lamb where the harmful pathogens are on the outer surfaces […]
April 21, 2019
Refrigeration Monitoring

The Benefits of Real Time Refrigeration Monitoring

If you are involved in the storage, processing and serving of food, you will almost certainly have cool-rooms, fridges and freezers holding hundreds to thousands of dollars of potentially hazardous foods (PHF’s). As part of your HACCP plan you must record these cold storage temperatures at least twice per day. These refrigerated foods will spoil and become worthless within a few hours if your refrigeration equipment breaks down. Breakdowns inevitably happen when there is no-one on site at night or on weekends. Even more dangerous situations can arise from short-term power interruptions after hours. These temporary power outages can result […]
April 18, 2019
Easy HACCP Records System

Why You Should Invest in the SFT2020

Q: My people are currently using an accurate temperature probe and recording their food temperature results on paper. Why should I spend several hundred dollars going digital with the SFT2020? A: Because it makes perfect business sense. Here are 10 good reasons: Every SFT2020 will save you hundreds of hours of paperwork per year. You will typically reduce your HACCP labour cost by more than $4000 per annum so the instrument will have paid for itself in just a few weeks. Human transcription errors are completely eliminated. The SFT2020 records provide you with solid evidence, should this ever be needed. […]
April 3, 2019
HACCP Records System

HACCP paperwork is time consuming and sometimes a hassle

Do you find HACCP paperwork is time consuming and sometimes a hassle you wish you could do without? Let’s face it, most food business owners who operate under HACCP, at time feel frustrated at the amount of paperwork that they need to generate and file, the space taken by the records and the associated wages in generating and maintaining those records. This frustration was something Safe Food Temperature picked up on when we surveyed customers. There are two areas where we realised we could help reduce labour costs and eliminate paperwork whilst providing several other benefits for the food business […]