Recommended Temperature Guide
Please note apart from Blast Chillers & Freezers, all refrigerated storage and display cabinets are holding cabinets, i.e. designed to store or display pre-chilled or pre-frozen foods only. Heated display cabinets are designed to hold pre-heated foods.
Display cabinets are designed for short-term display of foods, after service, chilled food should be moved to a chilled storage cabinet.
|HOT FOODS||65°C (minimum 63°C)|
|CHILLED FOODS||+3°C / +5°C (maximum 8°C)|
|FRESH MEAT||-2°C / +2°C|
|FRESH FISH||-1°C / +1°C *|
|FROZEN FOODS||-18°C / -22°C|
|SOFT SCOOP ICE CREAM||-12°C / -18°C (depends on type of ice cream)|
|WRAPPED ICE CREAM||-20°C / -24°C|
|CANS & BOTTLED BEVERAGES||Personal choice (generally +1°C / +10°C)|
|WHITE WINE||Personal choice (generally +4°C / +12°C)|
|RED WINE||Personal choice (generally +14°C / +20°C)|
* Only specific cabinets control humidity and are designed to resist corrosion
The above are given for guidance only. For further details contact the Food Standards Agency
All fridges have a climate class, this tells you the range of room temperature within it can cope.
Climate Class 3 – ambient of 25 °C with 60% RH
Climate Class 4 – ambient of 30 °C with 55% RH
Climate Class 5 – ambient of 40 °C with 40% RH
N Class (temperature class) – ambient of +16 °C and +32 °C.
SN Class (extended temperature class) – ambient of +10 °C and +32 °C.
ST Class (sub-tropical class) -ambient of +18 °C and +38 °C.
T Class (Tropical class) – ambient of +18 °C and +43 °C.