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Americas: Bakers keeping pulse on oven temperatures

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The American Institute of Bakers is using an online video to show how bakers can use a data logger to generate oven temperature profiles and improve food safety.

Oven temperature data loggers are an ideal way for quality control managers working under new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) standards to present temperature data to regulators, according to CAS Datalogger.

The video shows viewers how to use a data logger for their free Baking Process Kill Step Calculator.

“The Baking Process Kill Step Calculator helps bakers evaluate the lethality of their process for destruction of Salmonella spp. in a variety of products,” according to the institute.

“This interactive tool takes recorded time and temperature parameters and automatically determines the total process lethality (e.g., 5 log) for Salmonella.”

“All you need is Excel software and a data logger.”

“The generated report can be used as guidance and as a supporting documentation for FSMA’s validation and verification process.”

By selecting cells from a logger’s exported Excel sheet and pasting them into the calculator, the user can see a line chart of the oven’s temperature profile and view each probe’s data over each oven run.

Oven temperature data loggers are used for documenting food product safety and optimizing processes.

An oven datalogger can collect the temperature data to show the ‘hot and cold’ spots inside the oven, and can also show the internal temperature of the food products within.