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Alarmed temperature loggers an essential for Gower View Foods

12 November 2013

The benefit of having an alarmed temperature monitoring system in place in order to meet the requirements of the BRC Standard was one of the attractions of the SpYdaq wireless temperature monitoring system from Signatrol for butter packers Gower View Foods. 

Packing around 180-200 tonnes of butter a week in various sizes, from 7g to 25kg for various retailers as well as churning butter and supplying speciality butters for the export market, maintaining chill chain standards is particularly important for the Welsh company.

Gower View Foods has installed six SpYdaq transmitters in refrigerators for the storage of incoming bulk butter and finished product as well as transmitters within the chilled production areas. SpYdaq allows users to deploy sensors in various locations without the restrictions and cost of hard wiring and monitor results from a PC via web access with easy to use software.

The BaseStation, which manages the transmitters, also checks locally for alarm conditions via its inbuilt audio and visual alarms. Alarming locally means that any potential trouble spots can be identified quickly and corrective action taken, often saving vulnerable goods from damage or rapid decay. 

Carolyn Mills, Technical Manager at Gower View Foods explains: “As a packer of a natural dairy product such as butter, ensuring the correct temperature throughout the chill chain is essential for our business. As a pre-requisite of supplying the UK’s leading retailers, we must meet the requirements of the BRC version 6 standard which states that an alarmed temperature monitoring system must be in place. We also wanted an affordable system that was flexible enough for us to be able to add new loggers as demand dictates – the wireless design of SpYdaq enables us to do this too.”

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