Food temperature/cold chain monitoring allows restaurant owners and other food businesses, such as food processing, manufacturers, delivery, and wholesale services to accurately monitoring the temperature of their food storage facilities.
This can help ensure proper food safety procedures.
Tracking the proper temperature of food storage is crucial for many businesses. This cloud-based solution can work for any business in the food or industry or who serves food to their clients, such as hospitals, care facilities, and even schools.
Improper refrigeration of food during transportation and storage costs billons of US dollars per year. In fact, roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year -approximately 1.3 billion tons – gets lost or wasted. When food isn’t stored properly, it leads to excessive amounts of food waste and lost income and other resources.
Additionally, regulatory standards are getting tougher and tougher. There are reinforcement of regulations for every stage of logistics and distribution for food, including the following in various countries: HACCP, Hygiene Package, EN
12830FDA, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the US.
Besides lost income and food, improper food temperatures during transport, storage, and serving is a risk to public health. Bacteria growth in undercooked food can lead to severe illness. In fact, almost half a million people are killed annually by food poisoning around the world.
What’s more, even if 25 percent more food was stored properly and not lost, it could feed almost a billion people around the world each year.
Better tracking of temperature could help ward off food waste, especially because manual temperature monitoring is susceptible to human error, including a failure to record the temperature regularly, inaccurate measuring, or not enough monitoring.