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Posted 01 September 2016 - 03:52 PM

On our last audit, The auditor asked how we calibrate the IR gun used to check the temperature of frozen or chilled incoming goods.  After a call to the manufacturer, I found out it is not even a possible to calibrate our gun.  

 

What types of IR guns do you use in your facility and what methods do you use to calibrate and validate?

 

Thanks in advance,

AM



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 04:42 PM

For all thermometers we have, we use the ice bath method for calibration. In the event that an IR gun is out of range we will either send it out to get calibrated or purchase a new one.



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 04:49 PM

I was thinking something along those lines.

 

What do you think of a program involving a monthly Validation with the Ice Bath Method and an annual Calibration by an outside company?

 

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 05:27 PM

Should cover you off, how vital is that temperature control? Is it involved in a CCP? Maybe include it in a risk analysis. 



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:39 PM

It is not a CCP.  Fridge and Freezer only used for raw ingredient storage.  All our finished goods are shelf stable.  The auditor was really digging deep to find issues.  



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:54 PM

On our last audit, The auditor asked how we calibrate the IR gun used to check the temperature of frozen or chilled incoming goods.  After a call to the manufacturer, I found out it is not even a possible to calibrate our gun.  

 

What types of IR guns do you use in your facility and what methods do you use to calibrate and validate?

 

Thanks in advance,

AM

Hi AnnMarie,

 

I do wonder if there was some communication problem with the manufacturer.

 

Try this thread -

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...ed-thermometer/


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C




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