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Food Safety

Industry & Policy Recommendations for Safe Home Delivery

In our previous post about home delivery, we looked at some of the reasons for the growth of home delivery service and the common food safety challenges associated with it.

Written by TempAlert | September 20, 2017

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Collecting Food Safety Data: Make It a Benefit, Not a Burden

From voluntary standards such as ISO 22000 to mandatory regulations such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), there’s no escaping food safety laws and guidelines. At the same time, today’s demanding consumer wants proof that the foods they purchase are free of pathogens. Therefore, transparency and traceability are a must for the food industry.

Written by TempAlert | September 5, 2017

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Home Delivery and the Challenges it Brings

As you’ve probably been reading in the headlines, home delivery is one of the hottest trends in the food services industry. Online shopping and delivery services such as Stop & Shop’s Peapod and AmazonFresh, report increasing numbers of customers every quarter. Innovative home meal kit companies like Blue Apron and HelloFresh, are taking off.

Written by TempAlert | August 29, 2017

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The 3 Lenses of Digital Food Safety

While many people consider digital food safety to be driven by technology, there are multiple non-technology drivers which will determine the real success of your program.  We use The 3 Lenses of Digital Food Safety: People, Environment, and Process, to evaluate each program through 3 distinct dimensions.

Written by Jeremy Macdonald | August 22, 2017

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Proactive GRPs: Exceeding Minimum Food Safety Standards

If you’re responsible for food safety for a large restaurant chain, then you know that regulations are not consistent across the nation. Instead, You may have to juggle federal, state, and local guidelines, which can be quite a burden.

Written by TempAlert | August 15, 2017

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How Temperature Monitoring Enabled Starbucks to Reduce Food Waste

In our previous post, we discussed the driving factors behind food waste within the restaurant industry, and we debunked the misconception that restaurants are exposed to liability risk if they donate their leftover food.

Written by TempAlert | August 8, 2017

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Food Waste: How Your Restaurant Can Make a Difference

Food waste is a pressing issue. Americans dispose of 160 billion pounds of food per year. That’s 40% of all food available, or 730 football stadiums full of discarded but safe food that is still edible. Many restaurants contribute to this waste when they dispose of unsold food at the end of the day.

Written by TempAlert | August 1, 2017

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Food Truck Safety: Prevent Foodborne Illness with Remote Monitoring

Food trucks are here to stay. What might have seemed a fad a decade ago is now BIG business. The food truck niche is projected to haul in a whopping $2.7 billion in 2017. It’s not just small players either, many of the largest national chains have trucks on the road, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.

Written by TempAlert | July 25, 2017

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Ensuring Proper Temperature from Purchase to Plate

Food needs to be handled correctly from purchase to plate to ensure it’s safe to serve in your restaurants. Safe practices for handling, cooking, and storing food are essential to keeping your customers safe from foodborne illness.

Written by TempAlert | July 18, 2017

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Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Keeping Food Imports Safe

Twenty percent of the total United States’ food supply is imported. To break that down, 70% of our seafood is imported, as well as 35% of our fresh produce. That’s a lot, and it could likely include foods that are being distributed to your restaurants. So, how do we know that the imported food is safe? That’s why we have the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).

Written by TempAlert | July 11, 2017

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