If you are interested in the most reliable tool that helps industrial bakeries accomplish FSMA compliance, look no further than the state-of-the-art Reading Thermal SCORPION® 2 Profile System and Data Logger and our various sensors and sensor arrays.
Reading Thermal, a Reading Bakery Systems brand headquartered in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, has been focused on measuring and understanding the commercial baking process for more than 25 years. We manufacture and support the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System which has become a standard in the baking industry.
What is FSMA?
The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011, was considered the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years. It gave the FDA the authority to regulate the way foods are grown, harvested, and processed.
Instead of merely reacting to reports of foodborne illness after it has already occurred, the focus of the law is to more effectively prevent food safety issues in the American food supply.
How to Comply
Oven temperature causes physical and chemical reactions in dough and batter. Insufficient or excessive temperature during baking can lead to changes in fermentation and humidity levels, as well as undesirable changes in color, texture and taste.
If you produce bread, artisan bread, rolls, hamburger buns, cakes, biscuits, or other bread products, you know that several stages in the process are temperature-dependent.
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.
For other baked goods, such as cookies, crackers, pretzels, pizzas, pastries, and similar products, our SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Array is designed to measure temperature at product level, in fixed positions across the conveyor, and delivers a true representation of what your product experiences over time.
Bakers are easily complying with FSMA regulations with the SCORPION® Software (SV8) Food Safety Module which makes it easy to calculate lethality and generates a comprehensive report displaying cumulative log reduction. The SCORPION® 2 System makes it simple to optimize your process while meeting food safety standards.
You may currently be using a compliance tool that measures and documents temperatures inside the oven to comply with the FSMA Kill Step Validation, but the tool only measures temperatures.
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 that affect the quality of your products, earning exceptional value from your investment.
For example, bakeries rely on the SCORPION® 2 Humidity Sensor, which measures the absolute moisture content of the thermal environment in both heating and cooling processes. And oven air velocity can be measured and recorded by adding the SCORPION® 2 Air Velocity Sensor.
The exceptional capabilities of the state-of-the-art SCORPION® 2 from Reading Bakery helps industrial bakeries achieve FSMA compliance. Contact us online, or call us at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2 to learn more.