According to the World Health Organization, more than 200 diseases are spread through food, and 1 in 10 people experience the unpleasant effects of a foodborne illness each year . Thankfully, safe food preparation can prevent many food safety incidents, making both proper training and the right tools very important in food business settings.
More organizations are investing in smart, knowledge-based solutions that can help them avoid preventable problems. These solutions are able to provide ongoing compliance and education for managers and employees, which in turn assures greater food safety.
Organizations are implementing smart food safety solutions for several reasons, including:
There are numerous connected solutions that can support food safety, including:
Lapses in food safety can severely impact customers’ health and lead to death in the most severe cases. Additionally, the foodservice establishment, retailer or food supplier involved may face negative press, costly recalls, government fines and lawsuits, lower-than-usual sales or even business closures in the wake of a public food safety issue. Food safety outbreaks can also reduce consumer confidence in food businesses as a whole.
Thankfully, maintaining food safety is becoming easier with the help of smart solutions that provide ongoing monitoring and support to organizations. By implementing technology solutions such as temperature, food safety or hygiene monitoring, businesses can avoid preventable food safety issues. Even more encouraging is that these solutions are just the beginning of how technology can support food safety and protect customers and brands around the world.
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