It has been a long time since food safety was not a concern in America. After all, most of us remember having to read The Jungle in high school and were forever marred by the fact that food safety in restaurants, grocery stores, and pretty much everywhere else was not a concern.
Food establishments have been tasked with the responsibility of ensuring customer safety at all times during their dining experience. More specifically, they need to make sure no one gets sick after consuming their food and drink.
As technology continues to advance in all areas of our lives, it is no wonder that the food and technology have collided in an effort to keep restaurant food safe.
Here’s a look at some of the ways technology can help keep diners healthy and restaurants more aware of food safety procedures.
One thing that harms a restaurant’s ability to keep customers is safe is poor recordkeeping practices. After all, there are certain policies and procedures in place to keep employees safe when it comes to food preparation. And, it is no different when it comes to recording the measures taken to keep food safe for consumption as well.
In order to maintain higher safety compliance, many restaurants on relying on the increased availability of Wi-Fi and the cloud. Securely storing records electronically makes for safer storage of important information and easier accessibility.
Recording things like temperatures, times, completed tasks, and the names of people responsible keeps customers safe and businesses protected in the case of a legal issue.
2) Equipment Advancements
Foodborne illness is what is going to cause your establishment a lot of trouble if one of your diners gets sick because the food consumed was not handled properly.
It can be challenging, especially for those in entry-level positions that don’t have a lot of experience, to measure the temperatures of foods accurately using a dial thermometer.
That’s why using a digital thermometer for taking food temperature measurement is the safest and most reliable way. Not to mention, many of these thermometers come with cloud-based technology to help automatically record temperatures and maintain safety compliance.
Eliminate a lot of human error and use a digital measuring device in your restaurant to keep employees on track with food safety and diners safe.
Want to take it one step further and really streamline food safety protocol? Try automating processes such as temperature taking so that employees are never responsible for such matters.
Instead of relying on staff to check and record temperatures in your restaurant, use smart devices that constantly monitor things and alert you when something is wrong.
Not only do you get rid of paper recordkeeping, instead sending everything to a secure cloud-based storage system, you can access temperatures on your mobile device at any moment and make sure everything in your restaurant is working as it should.
Plus, you again remove the human error and instead receive consistent, accurate, and high-quality measurements at all times.
In the end, food safety will always be a concern for anyone working in the food industry, as well as anyone dining at a restaurant. That’s why supporting technological advancements is helpful for maintaining safer conditions and healthier people.