Measurement parameters for ensuring that food products are good and safe

Temperature is an essential measurement parameter in the food sector. At every stage of a food product, from harvest to plate, reliable monitoring of the temperature and compliance with temperature limits are crucial.
Non-contact measurement with IR thermometers from Testo
  • Depending on requirements, the core, surface or ambient temperatures are measured
  • Spot check measurements with hand-held measuring instruments
  • Continuous temperature monitoring with data loggers
  • A variety of sensor types, probe designs and infrared thermometers for any measuring task

Temperature and food

What role does temperature play?


Temperature monitoring Testo data loggers
  • Cooling slows down the growth of germs, especially at values below 8 °C
  • Heating above 80 °C for several minutes kills germs and bacteria


  • Compliance with the HACCP concept
  • Compliance with temperature limits for incoming goods, storage and food service

Limit value violations

pH measurement of meat
  • Rapid multiplication of germs, especially in the range 20 - 37 °C
  • Spoiling of food
  • Health risks, for example, from food poisoning

Measurement methods

Vbodni termometri

Za merjenje temperature v središču in vbodno merjenje v trdnih in poltrdnih snoveh.

Infrardeči potopni termometri

Vbodni termometri
Vsestranski termometer za merjenje površinske temperature in temperature središča. Idealen za prejeto blago.

Merilne naprave s povezljivimi sondami

Penetration thermometers
Kadar ne želite izmeriti le temperaturo središča, temveč tudi temperaturo površine ali zraka.

Vbodne sonde

Sonde za hrano

Velika izbira različnih modelov - na voljo so tudi proizvodi izdelani po meri.

Further information

TPM ("Total Polar Materials") are degradation products that are produced when deep-frying in oil. The TPM value is a reliable indicator of the quality of the cooking oil. Regular measurement is essential for the fried food to be safe and to taste good.
testo 270 cooking oil tester
  • Cooking oil with a high TPM value usually also has an elevated acrylamide content
  • Acrylamide is produced mainly during baking, frying or deep-frying of starchy products due to the so-called Maillard reaction, and is considered carcinogenic
  • Capacitive measurement for fast and reliable checking of the quality of the cooking oil

TPM and food

What role does TPM play?


testo 270 cooking oil tester
  • Optimum frying range between 14% and 20% TPM
  • Particularly good taste and golden brown colour

Changing the cooking oil

Frying fat measuring instrument
  • Determine the right time to change the oil
  • Save costs by reducing the consumption of cooking oil


  • Regulations for reducing acrylamide levels in food
  • Compliance with the HACCP concept

Limit value violations

Cooking oil tester
  • Deterioration in the quality of the fried food, e.g. black crust, infiltration of fat
  • Health complaints such as abdominal pain, digestive disorders

Measurement methods

Testna naprava za olje za cvrtje

Testna naprava za olje za cvrtje
Testna naprava za olje za cvrtje za vsako zahtevo: intuitivna, hitra in odporna.


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The pH value of food has a direct impact on the growth of microorganisms and therefore on food quality and safety. In the production of meat, sausage, delicatessen and dairy products, the pH value plays an important role because it influences product characteristics (e.g. taste, colour, shelf life).
pH measurement
  • The pH value is a measure of the strength of the acidic or alkaline/basic effect of a substance
  • The pH value scale ranges from 0 (extremely acidic) to 14 (extremely alkaline/basic), while a pH value of 7 is considered neutral
  • More efficient measurements, since temperature and pH value can be checked simultaneously with one instrument
  • Variety of probes for high-precision measurements in semi-solid, viscoplastic and liquid media

pH and food

What role does pH play?

Germ growth

pH measurement in the food industry
  • A natural acid or base content inhibits germ growth
  • Rapid multiplication of bacteria and microorganisms at a neutral pH value of 6.6 to 7.5
  • An inappropriate storage temperature also promotes germ growth


  • Compliance with the HACCP concept

Deviating pH values

ph meter
  • A constant pH value ensures the consistent quality of food
  • Deviations have an effect on taste, shelf life and consistency

Measurement methods

Merilniki s stalnimi sondami

Merilniki pH-vrednosti Testo
Izmerite temperaturo, kot tudi pH-vrednost.


Merilniki s povezljivimi sondami

Določanje pH-vrednosti
Fleksibilna uporaba z povezovanjem zunanjih sond.



Meritev pH-vrednosti
Vse kaj vam je potrebno za merjenje pH-vrednosti: od puferskih raztopin do testnih trakovih za pH-vrednost.
Atmospheric air always contains a certain quantity of water vapour. This content deviates with time and its location and is called air humidity (humidity). Excessive relative humidity promotes mould growth and impairs the shelf life of foods.
Testo humidity measurement
  • Relative humidity is particularly relevant to the long-term storage of dry products
  • Continuous monitoring via data loggers or thermohygrometers

Humidity and food

What role does humidity play?


Automatic monitoring by wireless LAN with testo Saveris 2
  • Creation of ideal ambient conditions through continuous indoor climate monitoring
  • Storage of dry food in dry, cool, well-ventilated rooms


  • Compliance with the HACCP concept

Deviating moisture content

Humidity monitoring with Testo data loggers
  • Condensation and moisture absorption of dry products, especially after severe fluctuations in temperature 
  • A moisture content that is too high promotes mould growth and reduces shelf life

Measurement methods


Merilnik vlažnosti
Izračunava tudi rosišče in temperaturo mokrega termometra.

Zapisovalnik podatkov o vlažnosti

Zapisovalnik podatkov o vlažnosti

Zanesljivo merjenje in dokumentiranje vrednosti vlažnosti in temperature.

Further information

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