Cafes and Bakery Commercial Refrigeration Repair and Maintenance

There are many different types of business when it comes to the service of food and drinks.

As a Cafe or Bakery, to help stay profitable and keep your business running all year long, it is important that your refrigeration and air conditioning is kept in a good state of repair, as defective and poorly maintained equipment can result in serious food contamination risks. Doing this will also help your business comply with Food safety and local council requirements.


“The temperature range between 5°C and 60°C is known as Temperature Danger Zone for Food. This is because in this zone food poisoning bacteria can grow to unsafe levels that can make you sick.”

Remember – Keeping cold food cold

Keep your fridge below 5°C. At these temperatures, most food poisoning bacteria stop growing or they grow slowly. Use a fridge thermometer to check that the temperature stays around 4 to 5°C. . Food should be kept frozen at -18 degrees Celsius and when thawing, it should be stored in a refrigerator that reaches no more than 5 degrees Celsius until it is ready to be prepared.

Record measurements daily (click here to download our temperature monitoring chart), and if you notice any patterns of temperature fluctuation contact our team for immediate advice – acting quick can be the difference between food contamination and food safety, plus the headache of having to throw out good food due to a faulty refrigerator!

Foods that are often classified as ‘high-risk foods’ in terms of food contamination include – meat, poultry, dairy, seafood, eggs, small goods and cooked rice and pasta. This also refers to ready-to-eat foods that have high-risk foods as ingredients and include – casseroles, quiche, pasta salad, pizza, sandwiches and many cakes.

By keeping these high-risk foods under 5 degrees Celsius it stops them from entering the ‘danger-zone’.

At South Coast Refrigeration & Air Conditioning QLD we recognise that the importance of keeping your products cool all year round is more than just a matter of taste. Fluctuating commercial refrigeration and walk in refrigeration temperatures can cost your business thousands of dollars in lost sales, not to mention potentially losing the loyalty of customers. After all, who wants to drink off or warm beer and wine?

For this reason, monitoring the health of all of the commercial refrigerators in your Cafe or Bakery is absolutely critical. This is why we offer a 24/7 emergency service to all clients, and why our regular refrigeration maintenance and check-up service is so popular.

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