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Why Food Safety Is A Growing Priority For C-Stores

Tech innovation is impacting everything today, and it’s an exciting time for convenience stores. From kiosks and micromarkets to “limited selection” and...

Written by Ed Wogan | October 18, 2017

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Food Safety

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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Food Safety

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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Food Safety

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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Why Food Safety Is Important In Today’s Digital Culture

In our fast-paced world, it’s often more convenient to go to a local sub shop or restaurant instead of planning a sit-down meal at home or packing a lunch. According to a recent Zagat poll, respondents said they eat out an average of 4.5 times per week at the 600,000 restaurants in the United States.

Written by Greg Carter | October 24, 2017

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Food Safety

How Micromarkets are Reinventing Convenience for the Modern Consumer

Micromarkets are a nationwide phenomenon that is reinventing our conventional models of convenience in the foodservice industry. While not radically different from previous vending models, micromarkets promise consumers more access to fresh food and beverages in workplaces and living environments, typically with limited vending options.

Written by TempAlert | October 3, 2017

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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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Food Safety

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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Food Safety

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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