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Food Poisoning Incident Shows Need for Temperature Monitoring

Press release date: May 2, 2014

Food Poisoning Incident Shows Need for Temperature Monitoring

Food Safety Summit Suffers Stomach Virus Outbreak

CHESTERLAND OH — NBC News is reporting that over 100 people have gotten sick from food poisoning at a national Food Safety Summit held last month at the Baltimore Convention Center. Attendees are still reporting in so the actual number affected is likely even higher. Here's a link to the full article: Don't let this happen to YOUR business! At CAS DataLoggers we offer several product lines helping food and beverage workers to maintain their cold chain all the way from farm to fork. With temperature data loggers from TD, Lascar, ECCS and more, we provide businesses across America with affordable temperature monitoring solutions to help prevent food from spoiling and causing similar incidents.

Maryland health officials are still searching for the outbreak's cause. Attendees developed symptoms including diarrhea and nausea about 12 hours after eating a meal at the center on April 9th. The conference hosted over a thousand top government and industry food safety leaders including federal agency staffers from the FDA and the CDC. Executive Director of the center Peggy Daidakis commented, "None of us are very happy when we hear these things."

Centerplate, the convention center's food service provider, has been issued a violation notice for condensation dripping from one of their two ice machines in the kitchen, a spokesman said. Baltimore health officials are now investigating the cause.

Don't get any nasty surprises on inspection day! CAS DataLoggers carries temperature recorders from bestselling manufacturers offering wireless communication and automated alarming. Our T&D Food Core Temperature Data Logger is ideal for HACCP compliance for food temperature management and safety. With just a button press the device records temperature, measurement time, user, item, and upper/lower limit judgment result. The logger's recorded data can also be automatically collected by the Base Unit (RTR-500NW/500AW) via wireless communication and sent to a designated email address or an FTP server. This makes it perfect for automated temperature management.

Smart thermometers are another great food processing solution. Lascar's EnviroPad TC Thermometer and Temperature Data Logger. This robust handheld device takes and records temperature readings via the attached K-type Thermocouple Probe supplied with the unit. A large touch screen with color display indicates temperature, maximum and minimum readings, and produces a graph of the data on the spot.

All temperature readings are saved to a file with a date and time stamp in CSV format, and data can be downloaded to PC via a USB connection and opened with Microsoft Excel or EasyLog software.

Our ECCS I-Plug + Temperature Data Loggers provide an inexpensive, easy to use solution for standalone data recording of temperature and/or humidity. Perfect for fixed or in-transit monitoring applications, the built-in USB interface makes connection to a PC for downloading data a snap. Users don't need any proprietary readers, software or recalibration.

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