Fundraising events at the local hardware, school or fete provide a great snag or a delicious homemade cake or biscuit. Even better, your money is going to a good cause. Although these aren’t everyday events or food businesses, temperature control is critical. No one wants to get sick supporting the local community. When hosting a fundraising event, many councils direct event organisers to Pyrosales for their temperature probes.
Did you know?
- Hot food should be kept at 60°C or hotter
- Cold food should be kept at 5°C or colder
Food safety standards require you to have a thermometer if you handle or sell potentially hazardous foods. The thermometer must be accurate within +/- 1°C.
- Thermometers should not contain glass – in case of breakage and contamination risk
- Make sure the probe is clean – wipe with a sterile wipe between uses
- Insert probe and wait until the temperature settles
- Test a few areas of the food to ensure the temperature is distributed evenly
- Clean the probe in hot water after use
- If the temperature is incorrect – heat or cool as required
For more information on the temperature probes for food safety see Handheld Instruments.