Store Management System – Thermometer Calibration

Food temperature measuring devices must be calibrated in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications as often as necessary to ensure their accuracy. Additionally, a record log should be kept of your thermometer calibrations. If a thermometer does not have specific instructions for calibration, the following methods may be used. Ice Point Method Fill a large container … Continued

What is a cold chain?

Many different factors contribute to the protection and efficiency of products delivered around the world via the supply chain. One of the most essential factors is cold chain management. It is a series of distribution activities which continuously maintain this temperature in order to protect the temperature-sensitive cargo from manufacture to the point of consumption. … Continued

The Right Storage Temperature

Each cold chain varies by region, location and temperature requirements; however, ensuring a cold chain for agricultural products begins at the farm. Produce often goes through precooling at the harvest location and is then loaded onto a truck or other transportation unit designed to keep the produce protected from the sun and held within a … Continued

Time-Temperature Management in Food Cold Chain

The cold chain is responsible for the preservation and transportation of perishable foods in the proper temperature range to slow biological decay processes and deliver safe and high‐quality foods to consumers. Studies show that the efficiency of the cold chain is often less than ideal, as temperature abuses above or below the optimal product‐specific temperature … Continued

Temperature Monitoring System for Restaurants

Large temperature fluctuations in walk-in coolers put restaurant customers at risk of food poisoning, restaurant management teams at risk of food waste, spoilage and health department sanctions, and restaurant brands at risk of social media backlash. In a large majority of restaurants, the primary food safety issue was the temperature inside the walk-in coolers exceeding … Continued

The Problem with Restaurant Quality Management Systems

A reliable quality management system (QMS) is a vital component of any successful organization, and the specifics of that system will differ greatly depending on the goods and services an organization provides. Within the restaurant industry, while many brands are still utilizing in-house developed processes, proactive companies have opted for more advanced systems from third-party … Continued

eld – eLECTRONIC LOGGING DEVICE

The electronic logging device mandate, effective on Dec. 18, requires most carriers and drivers to convert from using paper logs or logging software to a registered ELD if they do not have an automatic on-board recording device in use. And those using AOBRDs prior to the mandate’s effective date will only be able to keep … Continued

food safety during transportaton

Meat, poultry, and egg products are susceptible to contamination from a wide variety of physical, microbial, chemical, and radiological agents. These products are particularly vulnerable to microbiological hazards because their moisture, pH levels, and high protein content provide ideal environments for the growth of bacteria. Because of these characteristics, the products must be carefully monitored … Continued

Understanding the Cold Chain Process

So what is the cold chain logistics? Cold chain logistics, also commonly referred to as cool chain logistics or chill chain logistics, is a temperature controlled supply chain. In short, it’s a transportation chain that maintains freight at an agreed upon temperature throughout the logistics process. Understanding the cold chain process is half the battle … Continued