By leveraging new food safety solutions such as mobile devices, the cloud, sensors and more, you can better protect your customers while also gaining a tangible ROI.
Food safety technology can increase savings in the following areas:
Supplier Responsibility and Traceability
Food safety technology would be advantageous in the following scenario: a shipment of turkeys is received at a local grocer before Thanksgiving. An employee at the loading dock uses paper and pencil to check off that the turkeys had arrived. A food safety solution equipped with an RFID reader would have analyzed the bar code on the shipment and determined how long the turkeys had been in transit, whether the temperature had been properly maintained, and much more. The technology and software would efficiently address any transgression that may have resulted in a foodborne outbreak and a loss of product.
Payroll and Storage Costs
FSMA involves copious amounts of record keeping. Reducing the amount of time devoted to maintaining and storing checklists is just one example of how food safety technology can improve operational efficiency. These technologies can demonstrate up to 60 percent savings earned by users- from increasing payroll savings to lowering storage costs.
Eliminating the Need for Third-Party Inspection Services
As part of FSMA, food companies undergo regular FDA inspections. To prepare, food related enterprises often employ third-party inspection companies to examine their facilities, often spending large amounts on such services. By establishing the checklists needed for FDA compliance and ensuring adherence, technology can eliminate the need for continuous third-party inspections.
Eliminating the Need for Customized HAACP Programs
Companies unsure of how to properly abide by FDA regulated HACCP compliance often turn to custom HACCP programs. These programs may cost anywhere from $5,000-$15,000 to create, and since FSMA and HACCP regulations are constantly changing, these tailored programs need to be continually updated. Food safety technology adapts to the needs of any food environment, and cloud-based solutions have the ability to provide up-to-date regulations to users, thus eliminating the need for expensive custom programs.
By leveraging new food safety solutions, business owners will benefit from tangible returns, allowing them to better protect their customers and brand, while enabling them to amass larger amounts of revenue.