Next Controls (Farnborough, Hamps) has introduced a new version of its Tutela automated temperature monitoring system. The new Tutela4food system provides automatic monitoring of refrigeration equipment in food outlets.

The system records the temperatures in chilled and frozen food storage and display equipment, and relays the data to Next Control’s permanently manned control room in Farnborough.

Under environmental health guidelines, the temperatures of chilled and frozen food refrigeration units need to be recorded at least three times a day. If performed manually, this is a time-consuming task, with the possibility that readings may be missed.

By taking the readings automatically, the Tutela4food system cuts time and staff costs. The temperature records are stored centrally and can be accessed at any time from any location using a secure browser over the internet, it says.