Food Safety Modernization Act Compliance

If you are interested in compliance with the regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), consider the state-of-the-art Reading Thermal SCORPION® 2 Data Logger and our various sensors and sensor arrays. No other system makes achieving the desired levels of food safety and throughput so simple.

Reading Thermal manufactures and supports the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger, a state-of-the-art tool that is now a standard in the baking industry and provides an easy way to validate your kill step for food safety.

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Controlling internal food temperature is key to achieving food safety. FSMA requires commercial bakeries to provide validation of process controls, such as thermal kill steps, in order to reduce food borne pathogens, such as Salmonella spp, in ingredients and finished products.

For baked goods, such as cookies, crackers, pretzels, pizzas, pastries, and similar products, our SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Array measures temperatures at product level, in fixed positions across the conveyor, and delivers a true representation of what your product is experiencing over time.

The sensor array is connected to the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger and travels through the oven with the product, yielding a precise picture of temperature from side-to-side and end-to-end.

Different types of pluggable sensors are available, including one designed for solid or tight mesh conveyors and one for open mesh conveyors.

After gathering the data, our SCORPION® Software (SV8) Food Safety Module makes it easy to calculate lethality and then generates a comprehensive report displaying cumulative log reduction.  By combining this ease of measurement with robust data capture, the SCORPION® 2 System makes it simple to optimize your process while meeting food safety standards.

If you produce bread, artisan bread, rolls, hamburger buns, cakes, biscuits, or other bread products, you know that several stages are temperature-dependent, such as oven-spring, drying/dehydration, and color formation.

Reading Thermal’s Pan+Dough Probe consists of a copper plate that is put into the pan and remains fixed at the same single point during the entire passage through the oven. It simultaneously captures the pan/dough interface temperature and the dough core temperature. The Pan+Dough Probe provides accurate repeatable results unattainable with hand-placed thermocouples. It connects to the Temperature Interface device which can accommodate 5 dual probes.

One major advantage of investing in the SCORPION® 2 System is that you can add smart sensors to explore more oven variables than just temperature, and earn far greater value from your investment.

Look no further than the Reading Thermal SCORPION® 2 Data Logger for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance. Get in touch with our headquarters in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2, or contact us online to explore our innovative products.