Refrigeration Solutions Inc.'s Thermo-Cube has become the first product to achieve certification to NSF Protocol 235 covering temperature-mimicking sensors. P235 verifies to regulators that food temperatures are being monitored effectively, accurately and consistently. Maintaining safe temperature levels in food can prevent foodborne illnesses.
NSF, a nonprofit public health and safety company in Ann Arbor, Mich., developed P235 as the first comprehensive protocol for temperature-mimicking sensors or separate non-invasive devices consisting of a food-simulant material and a temperature-measuring device. P235 covers sanitation and performance requirements for the materials, design and construction of temperature-mimicking devices, which are intended for use in processing plants, refrigerated trucks, storage refrigerators, display refrigerators and residential refrigerators. Temperature-monitoring sensors constantly monitor product temperature and provide advance warning when the temperature is about to exceed the safe values.