Your equipment for food management in gastronomy and restaurants

When you need to ensure food quality and at the same time fulfil HACCP regulations in gastronomy, Testo is your reliable partner. Our thermometers, data loggers and cooking oil testers are proven in practice and belong to the standard equipment of restaurants, canteens and quick-service gastronomy.

In the area of food preparation and serving meals, you have to pay attention to the correct heating and temperature of the food. Testo provides measurement instrument to assist on monitoring Temperature and Humidity on your desired location.

Temperature monitor is important for food service as will reassurance and compliance on the quality of food. As temperature is monitor optimal temperature in your food storage coolers and freezers allows you to keep your food fresh. Testo instruments with HACCP certified can help monitor temperature and check temperature, humidity and ph levels of food in restaurant and preparation process

Measuring Temperature and Humidity would have a range of instruments which you could select from the area below

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Measuring methods for the HACCP concept

Which measurement tasks occur in food management in gastronomy?

As a restaurateur, you want to serve your guests fresh and tasty dishes without any contamination by germs. You ensure this quality through two principles:

  • Compliance with the cold chain for refrigerated foods
  • Sufficient heating of cooked dishes

The right measuring instrument for every work step

Application guide gastronomy

Food quality assurance and adherence to HACCP regulations in gastronomy

Application knowledge, measurement technology recommendations, important limit values And answers to questions such as:

  • Which obligations do I have as a food company?
  • What does HACCP stand for?
  • Which part does measurement technology play in food safety and food hygiene?
  • Which tips and tricks make your job easier?

On top of this, you get 3 checklists to print out.

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  • Infrared-penetration thermometer
  • Guarantee quality right from the beginning – quickly and precisely

  • Penetration thermometer
  • So that the core temperature is right – with almost invisible punctures

  • Measuring instruments, data loggers and monitoring systems.
  • Efficient temperature monitoring - manual or automated

  • Temperature measuring instruments and cooking oil tester
  • Check quality during preparation – reliably and efficiently

The time problem as a challenge in food management

In comparison to large kitchens ( e.g. in hospitals, company canteens, catering operations), smaller restaurants and hotel kitchens rarely have a specially designated person with the responsibility for food safety.

This means: The head chefs and/or owners are themselves responsible for compliance with the HACCP principles and hygiene standards.

Because core tasks take up virtually all the operational capacity, HACCP tasks have to be carried out alongside them. Measuring technology solutions in this area should therefore be easy to use and reliable. Ideally, practical features can even considerably reduce the time needed for the respective tasks. For example, the acquisition of an automatic monitoring system pays off in reduced personnel costs.

The following typical tasks are established in restaurants, kitchens & canteens:

  • Checking incoming goods: Have the raw materials or semi-cooked products always been adequately refrigerated?
  • Storage check: Are storage rooms and cold storage cells permanently refrigerated without any failures?
  • Control of meal production: Have all cooked products been sufficiently heated? Have all cold dishes and desserts been sufficiently cooled? Does the cooking oil still meet the required quality or does it need to be replaced?
  • Food service: Are the dishes still hot enough before being served?

Measurement technology for gastronomy

Sometimes the choice is difficult:

  • Which measuring instrument is the right one?
  • What is the difference between 2 thermometers?
  • Which loggers deal with my tasks best?

In our new brochure, we present measurement technology specially for gastronomy – including decision-making aids and product comparisons so you already start saving time whne choosing.

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The HACCP concept as a quality assurance tool in food management

By law, food processing companies also include restaurants, kitchens and canteens. Resulting from this is the obligation to maintain a self-monitoring system to monitor hygiene regulations.

Raw materials and finished foods which are stored and prepared, are exposed to hazards. Incorrect temperatures are the main cause for high germ contamination levels. Risk factors here are as follows:

  • Temperature overshoots on reception (Incoming Goods) of the food
  • Inadequate refrigeration during storage
  • Inadequate heating before food service
  • Undershooting the minimum temperature when food is being kept warm

The HACCP concept was introduced as a quality management system in order to minimize these risks.

The legal framework conditions for the implementation of the HACCP principles

Food legislation prescribes proof of adherence to the cold chain and sufficient heating of the food before serving. This proof is provided in the form of the written documentation of the measurements carried out. The restaurateur must ensure that measurements are taken with sufficient frequency.

The objective is a continuous and uninterrupted monitoring of the products and the production steps. This is especially important for the CCPs (Critical Control Points), which are crucial to the HACCP concept. CCPs are critical points at which a risk to the guests’ health can occur. An important example is the adherence to limit values in core temperature measurement.

In food management in gastronomy, the principle applies: “If it’s not documented, it doesn’t exist.” This is why the authorities impose fines for non-compliance with the HACCP concept. In the worst case, the food hygiene assessors will close the restaurant down.

Testo: Your reliable partner for the implementation of the HACCP concept


The various challenges show: The right measurement technology is an important building block for the company’s success in gastronomy. Good measuring instruments should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Precise results: so you can deliver unblemished quality
  • Robust construction: this includes protection from splashes and water jets
  • Certified quality: tested according to EU norms and HACCP International
  • Easy operation: in order to minimize errors in measurement and operation
  • Safe handling: to protect your staff from hazards (such as hot oil)

Measuring instruments from Testo fulfil these requirements. They efficiently ensure unrestricted quality and food safety.

Thermometers, data loggers and cooking oil testers have been proven in practice a thousand times over, and belong to the standard equipment in restaurants. That is why Testo is your reliable partner for safe food management and the implementation of the HACCP principles in gastronomy.

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