Butchers HACCP Temperature Monitoring
The Art of Meat installs IceSpy Notion Lite® wireless temperature monitoring system
Wireless temperature monitoring within one chiller and two refrigerated display units couldn’t be simpler using IceSpy’s Notion Lite wireless temperature monitoring kit. The system was set-up by The Art of Meat owner Jon West in a matter of minutes and started to record real-time data 24/7 to cloud-based software accessible from a PC, tablet or smart phone straight away.
The Art of Meat, based in North Cambridge, was established in 2006 offering customers the traditional skills of the family butch, combined with novel technical food design to create gourmet products with an innovative twist from the best locally sourced livestock.
With so much going into the sourcing, preparation and storage of high quality meat, an equal level of care towards its environment becomes imperative not only to meet Butchers HACCP regulations, but also to ensure the highest level of quality for customers from goods-in to goods-out.
Owner Jon West says “We do 10% of our annual trade at Christmas time and during these peak seasons we can sometimes hold up to £20 – £30k worth of stock – a lot to lose if our equipment fails unexpectedly.”
“We previously relied on handheld thermometers which required 2-3 manual checks per day. A major concern was what was happening out of hours? So I’d often pop in over the weekend to make sure equipment failures hadn’t occurred.”
If refrigeration equipment fails, stock is quickly damaged, so alerts out of hours are essential to most small retailers in this situation. To make monitoring processes more accurate efficient and cost-effective, Jon installed the IceSpy Notion Lite food safety monitoring system.
Following a simple 5-step installation guide, Jon installed the system himself in just 15 minutes. Placing one transmitter in the walk in chiller and a further two within each refrigerated display unit at the front of the shop real-time data feeds directly to the Notion Lite Receiver. All data is automatically stored on cloud-based software offsite with immediate access to audit ready reporting tools, should an unexpected audit take place.
The Notion Lite system has been specifically designed for monitoring fridges and freezers within the food retail industry and only requires a simple 5 step installation process before a temperature monitoring system is in operation.
“I’m absolutely chuffed with the system, it is a brilliant piece of kit and I really enjoy interacting with it.”
“It is easy to use and I would not be without it.”
““Really first class device and easy to use, I’d recommend Notion Lite to any small retailer for peace of mind and efficiency.”
Jon West, The Art of Meat owner
The Art of meat previously relied on handheld thermometers and wouldn’t know what was happening out of hours. This meant owner Jon West would visit the Butchers at the weekend to make sure a failure hadn’t occurred.
Based in North Cambridge and established in 2006, The Art of Meat offer the traditional skills of a family butcher providing the best locally sourced livestock as well as products with an innovative twist.
- 24/7 temperature monitoring
- Eliminate errors resulting from manual checks
- Assists with Butchers HACCP compliance requirements
- Reduces the risk of damage to stock caused by refrigeration failure
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