I was wondering if anyone has experience with using infrared thermometers as a form of temperature verification of incoming raw materials? The processing director asked if we were able to use these at receiving opposed to probe thermometers. In my experience we have use a MIG thermometer for base measurement and then the K-State ice bath method for the probe thermometers.
I am having trouble finding an infrared thermometer that can be calibrated as USDA does not "approve" a certain thermometer. The majority of what I see states that they come calibrated which I have found to be false with some of the manufacturers.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.