The monitoring of temperatures is an integral part of any food safety managemnent system and is paramount as a management function, which will complete the cycle of responsibility. The monitoring of temperatures is essential to:
- demonstrate that expected standards and controls are attained;
- ensure the safe production of food; and
- facilitate the use of the 'due-diligence' defence.
The following procedures and control sheets have been made available to assist managers and food handlers in securing compliance in respect to their legal obligations and the compilation of 'due-diligence' records.