Hello everyone. I am working in a logistics company which operates with goods with different temperature regimes.
One of our CCPs is temperature, and especially in goods receiving.
Right now am questioning our thermometers that we are using during goods acception in the warehouse. So about the situation:
Warehouse temperatures (different chambers) +6C, +2C and -20C.
Due to amount of goods income and limited space in receiving area we do not want to use needle thermometers to check incoming goods temperature because they are working quite slow.
What is your opinion about Infrared thermometers? Is it valid to use them for goods temperature check during receiving? Can You recommend some with good accuracy?
Thanks in advance.
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Frozen is less problematic than chilled IMEX.
Don't quite understand why you have 2 chilled chambers at different temperatures ?.
What is Incoming Product Temperature specification ?
Personally I have never seen IR thermometers used to check incoming goods. I doubt the (surface) accuracy is as good as you mention but welcome to be proved wrong.
The Codex method for, I think, frozen lots is to use external measurements based on closely-contacting packaged product. Logically using a calibrated thermocouple. Not sure if method validated for chilled also but don't see why not.
I noticed 3rd Party export surveyors liked to plunge there TC probes through the outer carton at time of shipment. Not exactly product-friendly.