It’s a period of great change, globally, for many industries of all kinds. The same is true, now more than ever, for the food safety industry. Increasing pressure from changing consumer demands, technological and scientific advances, and the gravity of the regulatory environment have made food safety across the supply chain a top of mind issue.

With change looming on the horizon, it’s important to have a proactive, evolutionary outlook and strong partnerships. Ecolab is working toward that perspective to meet the anticipated challenges of tomorrow’s food industry landscape. It’s a position we've taken throughout our history that has served us well, and one we believe is vital to success in the future.

Creating valuable results for tomorrow, and seeing them today.

An instrumental part of the evolution of the industry will be connected technology, and notably the Internet of Things (IoT). An IoT-empowered food safety system facilitates informed action which increases agility, flexibility and speed. This creates wide-reaching positive impact well into the future. But, it also creates high-impact results today. How can we measure the efficacy of this proactive model? A variety of ways:

  • Increased compliance – Insights into daily operations at the store level and across the enterprise can improve compliance to specific sanitation practices on food handling equipment leading to discoloration, mold, and foul odors.
  • Improved monitoring – Unlocking the potential to remotely monitor compliance with SSOPs, send reminders to ensure timely completion of tasks, and identify potential issues for follow-up provides increased opportunities to prevent negative outcomes.
  • More operational efficiency – Efficiency means profitability, and connected technology can demonstrably reduce waste of labor, water, and energy from inefficient cleaning and record keeping.
  • Increased food quality and shopper satisfaction – Stores that are visibly cleaner with improved appearance of fruits and vegetables can lead to better experiences for both seller and shopper. The ability to reduce spoilage and increase shelf life has obvious and practical benefits for inventory sell-through and overall costs.
  • Optimizing food safety in real time – As a bottom line, technology can help us free up people to do what people do best: answer questions, solve problems and delight customers. With a combination of technology and expertise, we can identify risks and proactively resolve issues before problems occur.

Introducing MARKETGUARD™365

A new perspective for the food safety industry is built on innovative and groundbreaking products. Ecolab is excited to introduce MARKETGUARD™365, the revolutionary network of data consolidation and analysis tools that make food safety more precise and efficient. Paired with real-time problem resolution, the MARKETGUARD™365 system is not only a widely applicable tool for productivity, but is also an example of how connected food safety systems create growth opportunities.

Connecting the data is only one part of creating growth opportunities. The next step is acting on the data. That is where Ecolab’s food retail dedicated field service team of food safety experts take those insights and provide tailor their on-site service to help you be proactive in addressing food safety risks before they occur.

To learn more about our new innovation contact your Ecolab representative at 800.529.5458.

This post was written and contributed by:

Nicolas Granucci
VP  & General Manager Global Food Retail


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