Food Safety standards are rising across the globe. With the supply chain of ingredients under the microscope like never before, implementing preventative measures to combat foodborne illnesses and to meet industry regulations is now more important than ever. Foodborne illnesses continue to be on the rise, prompted by consumers’ demand for fresh, rapidly prepared meals.
Whether driven by regulatory factors or brand protection, the food industry has adopted advanced monitoring and management technologies to maintain and support modern day food safety cultures and operations. This type of technology utilizes checklists and sensors designed to monitor and gather data. Typically, these are built into handheld devices that store collected information in
In essence, food safety fundamentally revolves around individual human behavior. Human behavior in turn, is largely driven by culture. To successfully develop a food safety culture, an operation must possess impeccable leadership and incorporate the highest standards of food safety. How do you convince management to buy-in to this concept? Many times, food companies will
What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how does it relate to Food Safety? The Internet of Things, or IoT as its commonly called, is the interconnection via the internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. These devices continually collect and exchange data with other devices
Cheap peanut oil marketed as extra virgin olive oil. Melamine in milk. White tuna sushi that’s actually escolar, a toxic fish that’s banned in Japan. Food fraud is more common than most people think! Food fraud is the intentional mislabeling of a food product, usually for the purpose of economic gain. This can happen in
At what point did consumers decide to drive right past the colorful signs and convenient drive-through lanes of national food chains, and opt for dinner from the grocery store and the gas station? That tipping point is telling. It might have to do with consumers seeking convenience (fill the tank, grab a sub) or variety
Just as the smartphone has evolved far beyond that rotary-dial, landline phone on the kitchen wall, the 21st century convenience store is quickly and broadly redefining the shopping and dining experience. No longer positioned as the first choice for fuel pumps or a smorgasbord of salty snacks, the c-store has become a viable outlet
PAR is excited to announce the release of its new SureCheck 10.0! SureCheck 10.0 possesses advanced functionality that will enhance the user experience when automating food safety and task management operations. Its customized software will allow organizations to personalize checklist workflows to achieve internal food safety requirements. It allows the flexibility to alert users when
On April 15th, The New York Times reported that a North Carolina poultry producer had recalled more than 200 million eggs after an outbreak of salmonella. Eggs from the Hyde County farm were sold to restaurants and in supermarkets in nine states. The Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) estimates that salmonella infections — the vast
How to Create Efficiency, Exactness and Economies of scale Driven by Food Safety legislation, but equally concerned with the consumer experience and preserving brand value, Food Safety Monitoring (FSM) has evolved into a sophisticated tool for restaurants and retail outlets. FSM ensures that potentially hazardous ingredients are identified and eliminated from products and meals, that
Training Staff on Food Safety Monitoring We all went to school to learn reading, writing and arithmetic. Some of us moved on to college to study food science, hospitality and management. Others hold advanced degrees in highly-sophisticated fields. Yet few of us ever formally studied Food Safety Management (FSM), which is now pervasive in almost
Let’s certainly hope not! However, CNN has reported that the South Korean military is essentially taking over the security operations for the games because 1,200 were exposed to norovirus. Many reports of illness and hospitalizations have been made public. This highly contagious virus lives on surfaces, in water, and is most commonly spread through food.