HACCP Checks: Save Over £600 Per Year using an ETI Data Logger

Data loggers automate the temperature-taking process, allowing them to be taken at programmed intervals while digitally backing up the results. This eliminates the need for an employee to physically take and write down the temperature meaning time can be freed and money saved, which can be a vital long-term investment for your business.

This post will examine how using an ETI data logger saves time and money to create a less stressful HACCP plan and more efficient business.

How ETI data loggers save time

Without loggers, members of staff must interrupt their busy schedules multiple times a day to visit various control points to manually read and note the temperatures. This method is a drain on employee time, and there is much room for error in this system – errors that can result in large financial losses if corrective actions are not carried out quickly enough.

HACCP Checks in progress
Without loggers, members of staff must interrupt their busy schedules multiple times a day to visit various control points to manually read and note the temperatures.

ETI monitored the time it takes one person to take five temperature checks and record them – the result was four minutes. Based on a business that completes these checks three times daily, and is open 365 days a year, that’s 73 hours of annual labour.

Why not let a data logger, with a one-off cost, monitor your temperature checks and allow your staff to spend their time on better tasks?

As well as time lost on completing the checks, there is the time spent training staff on how to carry them out. With loggers, the temperatures and intervals are simple to set and will be automatically carried out once the device is in place.

Depending on the model, they can collect thousands of readings before being connected to a computer via USB where the data can be viewed and accessed easily and clearly. More advanced models transfer the recorded data to a WiFi router which can be accessed from a PC, laptop or tablet.

How data loggers save costs

Based on an employee who is earning the UK minimum wage for over 25s of £8.72, 73 hours a year spent taking temperatures will cost £636.56.

Data logger cost savings are not only through employee time saved. When out-of-range temperatures are not immediately identified, and corrective actions are taken too slowly, it can result in huge amounts of food waste and financial loss. WiFi loggers provide incredible protection against this by sending email alerts for out-of-range temperatures, meaning that you can be notified anywhere, anytime, as soon as the logger identifies an issue.

ETI ThermaData TD1F WiFi Data Logger offers an entirely paperless, automated HACCP system from just £88.00 ex VAT, with free software and no ongoing subscription costs. Data can also be viewed in real-time using the free TD Link app giving you complete confidence that kitchen equipment is always performing correctly.

Saving money is not the only benefit to going paperless, eliminating the need for multiple members of staff to move between various control points while handling paper, pens and thermometers will reduce points of contact. This is hugely beneficial while trying to increase safety at work under COVID-19.


ETI Data loggers enable you to simplify your HACCP plan, reduce your staff workload and save costs on wages and outages, while also minimising human contact. From completing daily checks to preparing for EHO visits, your data will be more organised and accessible — and with 24/7 temperature monitoring and a reliable digital record of time-stamped temperature data, you can always be confident that your food is safe for consumption.

If you’re not sure what type of logger is most suitable for your business, please contact our team at hello@gemscientific.co.uk, 01924 444577 or on LiveChat on our website during business hours.

Blog reproduced with permission from ETI’s website.

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