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Norovirus at the Olympics Brings Food Safety Center Stage

The highly contagious winter stomach bug, norovirus, has hit the Olympic Village in Pyeongchang. With the Olympics set to start this week, hundreds of staff...

Written by Emily Dumas | February 8, 2018

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Learn From Chipotle’s Mistakes: Proactive Food Safety for QSRs

When Chipotle opened its first restaurant in Denver almost 25 years ago, it set the standard for the modern Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) model. But what really distinguished the chain was its innovative mission, “Food With Integrity,” that tapped into the rising consumer demand for healthy, fresh, locally sourced food.

Written by TempAlert | February 13, 2018

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The Top 11 Restaurant Innovations for 2018

Do you have any goals to make your company more innovative? Why not start with a technology upgrade? Thanks to social media (think Yelp and Instagram), customers have integrated technology into their dining experience—and they love it.

Written by TempAlert | January 17, 2018

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New Year, New You: Produce Consumption Resolutions Call for Increased Commitment to Food Safety

As consumers resolve to eat healthier, temperature monitoring and digital food safety become even more critical.

Written by Ed Wogan | January 11, 2018

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TempAlert's Top Food Safety Articles of 2017

2017 has been a busy year for restaurants and food retail! From outbreaks, recalls, acquisitions, and new regulations, the need for a strict food safety plan has never been higher. This year, many of the final FSMA laws went into effect, and even more are set to roll out in 2018.

Written by TempAlert | December 26, 2017

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Keep Your Customers Happy Over the Holidays With Safely Prepared Foods

Holiday season traditionally meant home-cooked dinners — you know, Grandma’s braised brisket or Mom’s roast turkey with all the trimmings. This tradition is still alive for many households, but, as recent research data shows, times are changing. Busy and kitchen-phobic consumers are turning to supermarkets to prepare their holiday dinners with more frequency, from Christmas and Hanukkah to New Year’s Eve.

Written by TempAlert | December 20, 2017

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This Year, Give Your Consumers the Gift of Food Safety

’Tis the season for holiday cheer, decorations, and, of course, presents. What better gift can be given than beautiful assortments of food? Giving food as holiday gifts has grown in popularity over the years, but ordering and delivering food as gifts introduces some food safety concerns. Is your business prepared to safely handle the influx of holiday orders this season?

Written by TempAlert | December 14, 2017

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Can You Tell the Difference Between HACCP and HARPC?

If you work in foodservice or food retail and have only a vague sense of the difference between HACCP and HARPC, you’re not alone. At first glance, HARPC requirements may look quite similar to HACCP, since they’re both food safety standards based on prevention. Where the plans differ is in execution. Let us clear up some of the confusion.

Written by TempAlert | November 22, 2017

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Prevent a Food Safety Disaster This Holiday Season With Remote Temperature Monitoring

For many consumers, the holiday season means celebratory meals centered around meat, poultry, and seafood: Think Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas roast beef, Hanukkah brisket, and New Year’s Eve shrimp cocktail. To meet increasing demand, grocery stores and supermarkets will be stocking larger volumes of these raw foods than they usually do the rest of the year.

Written by TempAlert | November 14, 2017

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Why Micromarkets Need Continuous Temperature Monitoring

Refrigeration, one of the distinguishing and valuable features of micromarkets, raises safety issue for perishable foods. We’ve examined the growth potential of this innovative vending concept, as well as its benefits for both consumers and operators, but continuous temperature monitoring is imperative to safe and efficient deployment.

Written by TempAlert | November 2, 2017

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