Quality assurance is an integral part of modern food production, particularly when it comes to baked goods. One way to ensure that your products remain consistent in quality and safety with each production cycle is by implementing kill step validation for baked good production. If you want your products to taste their best, ensuring they’re safe to eat is an unavoidable stepping stone. Reading Thermal’s oven monitoring solutions can help.
Providing bakeries with the tools they need to achieve kill step validation is one of Reading Thermal’s driving goals. Our array of Smart Sensors allows you to monitor the internal temperatures of your products with accuracy and ease, giving you a real-time view of what’s happening in the oven at any given time. This ensures that the baking process can be safely tracked and adjusted as necessary, helping you to achieve kill step validation every time.
What Is Kill Step Validation?
Kill step validation is the process of validating that a particular product has gone through a production cycle that eliminates or reduces certain potentially harmful pathogens to safe levels. Baked goods are particularly vulnerable to these hazards, as they generally require only short baking times and low temperatures in order to be ready for consumption. This means that bacteria, viruses and other hazardous materials may still be present in the product even after baking.
It’s up to you as a producer of baked goods to make sure that your products are safe for consumers to eat by implementing kill step validation. The process involves subjecting your product to extreme temperatures or pressurized heat in order for it to achieve a certain level of microorganism reduction. This allows you to be sure that all of the hazardous materials have been eliminated or reduced, making your product safe for consumption.
Determining the Kill Step Validation
In order to determine the kill step validation for your particular product, you’ll need to do some research into the types of hazards present in it. Depending on what type of hazardous material you’re dealing with, you may need to subject your product to different temperatures or amounts of pressure in order to achieve a satisfactory level of safety. Once these criteria have been established, you’ll need to have a reliable way of monitoring the internal temperatures of your products in order to make sure they’re achieving the necessary kill step validation.
This is where Reading Thermal’s Smart Sensors come in. Our range of sensors are designed to give you an accurate reading of what’s happening inside the oven, even during high heat and pressurized baking cycles. This allows you to monitor the temperature of your products in real-time, giving you the assurance that your product is meeting the kill step validation requirements. Once you’ve established the conditions that qualify the kill step, you can save them for quick and reliable replication down the line
Perfect Your Baking Processes with Reading Thermal
Reading Thermal’s technology offers you the visibility and accuracy that is needed for consistent products, without overburdening your staff with extra tasks or compromising the flavor of your end product. With Reading Thermal’s oven monitoring solutions, achieving kill step validation for baked goods production can be a seamless part of your baking process. If you’re interested in our services, call us at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2, or contact us online for more details about our innovative products.