Automated Food Safety Management Systems – The Best Tool to Meet Evolving Safety Demands

Every year millions of people suffer from foodborne illnesses. The “Food Safety Standards – Costs and Benefits” report estimates that foodborne disease costs Australians an incredible $2.6 billion every year. An estimated 48% of those illnesses are a result of food eaten at restaurants. It is clear that we need to take careful measures to improve food hygiene and HACCP procedures in the food and beverage industry. One of the ways to address this issue is the use of automated food safety management systems.

Automating Food Safety Management Systems

Compliance management in the food industry is no easy task. It is a great challenge to manage food safety bearing in mind the legal and consumer requirements. Attempting to do this manually can be time-consuming and always runs the risk of human error. Choosing to automate your food safety management processes can help you adhere to compliance standards by seamlessly linking one process to the next – thereby ensuring that nothing falls through the cracks. An automated system helps you ensure that your Food Safety Management (FSM) systems are traceable, visible and well controlled.

Traceability of Food Safety

An automated Food Safety Management System helps you track food safety and quality data continuously. At every level, it directs you to perform food safety actions, including wireless food temperature monitoring and task delegation.  It can provide timely alerts of higher-risk temperature checks for quick follow-up actions.
Using an HACCP compliant, wireless temperature probe, FoodSafe ensures businesses in the food service and hospitality industry obtain real-time verification that food and drinks are within safe temperature ranges. It mitigates legal and compliance risks that your organization faces at the click of a button.

Audit Readiness & Management

An Automated Food Safety Management Systems helps you look back on events historically across all departments and ensures you can identify any systemic issues and treat the root cause. Through integrated modules, you can link adverse events to corrective actions. This level of visibility keeps companies in a state of audit readiness and provides an audit trail if needed.

Cloud-based Systems

Cloud-based software has revolutionized food safety management. Employees are able to be more mobile and have easier and faster access to the information they need. Plus, automating a facility’s day-to-day food safety management frees up time to look at the bigger picture needs of the operations and focus on the more important issues at hand. Having an easy-to-read dashboard, accessible anywhere, providing accurate data visualisation in real-time, can allow more insight into long-term trends and is an invaluable tool.

References:

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/Style%20Library/Images/DAFF/__data/assets/pdffile/0008/2206097/merika-shannon.pdf

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