Insufficient cooling or heating of food is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Use Testo’s reliable measuring instruments to comply with food standards and guidelines – to ensure that food is safe. 

  • Improve food safety
  • Comply with HACCP guidelines and EN standards
  • Whether it’s incoming goods, production, transport, storage, food preparation or sale – Testo offers the perfect solution

HACCP guidelines

HACCP stands for “Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points” and is an internationally binding quality management system for food. The HACCP guidelines define temperature limits for all products and stipulate that evidence of compliance with temperatures is mandatory. Testo measuring instruments, which come with a HACCP International certificate, can support you in food safety and compliance with the HACCP regulations.

EN 13485

The EN 13485 standard defines the requirements thermometers must fulfill for use in the food industry. The requirements relate, for example, to the method of measurement (contact/penetration measurement), the measuring range, measuring accuracy and the measuring instrument resolution.

EN 13486

The EN 13486 standard sets out test specifications for thermometers and temperature recording devices. This standard also includes a description of the testing process, environmental testing conditions and requirements of the working standard.

EN 12830

The standard DIN EN 12830 sets out all the technical and functional properties of measuring instruments for monitoring and recording air temperature in storage, transportation and distribution facilities for refrigerated, frozen, or deep-frozen foods and ice cream.

Declaration of conformity according to Regulation (EC) 1935/2004

When dealing with articles in contact with food, it is common practice to make declarations or issue certificates with regard to suitability and compliance with stipulated conformity with food law requirements. For all Testo handheld measuring instruments used for food, the requirements of the Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 apply to the measuring tip of plug-in and lockable probes which penetrate or are inserted into the food up to 1 cm before the handle. For instruments with a fixed probe, this is the probe shaft up to 1 cm before the crossover to the plastic case.


The National Sanitation Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to public health and safety and environmental protection. Among other things, it certifies kitchen appliances that are not harmful to health when used with food, water or air. It also tests the performance of the product, the design, proper construction and safety of the material.