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Manik Suri

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Why CoInspect? How Digital Checklists Improve Food Safety

Posted by Manik Suri on Jul 11, 2016 7:09:20 AM

Guest Post by: Rosalinda Cerna, MPH, CP-FS, EHS

Former Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Whole Foods Market

In my twenty years as a food safety professional, one of the constant challenges I have come across is maintaining accurate monitoring logs. If there’s one excuse I always hear, it’s “I just did not have enough time to fill out the log.” Traditional paper-based logbooks don’t provide enough transparency or accountability to ensure this critical step in the prevention of foodborne illness is followed through in the most accurate and efficient manner.  

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Topics: featured, Operations, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Food Safety

MeWe Joins Foodbytes! Summit San Francisco

Posted by Manik Suri on Jun 29, 2016 6:50:13 AM

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Myles Weissleder and FoodBytes! by Rabobank http://foodbytessummit.com

SAN FRANCISCO – MeWe was delighted to attend the Foodbytes! Summit in San Francisco this month, where we were invited to pitch and present our CoInspect application to more than 250 leaders across the food and tech industries!

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Topics: Quality Assurance, CoInspect Updates, Food Safety

MeWe CoInspect Selected to Help Manage Environmental Health Inspections Across New York State

Posted by Manik Suri on Jun 13, 2016 9:49:18 AM

NEW YORK: June 13, 2016 -- The New York State Department of Health has selected MeWe CoInspect to help manage data collection and analysis for the state’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program (CLPPPP). In this program, MeWe will deliver innovative technology to improve regulatory workflow, environmental health management, and housing inspections across New York state.

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Topics: Operations, CoInspect Updates, Government, Housing

MeWe Helps Reinvent the Restaurant at IDEATE!

Posted by Manik Suri on Apr 25, 2016 8:10:22 AM

We were excited to join the conversation at the IDEATE Conference in Boston earlier this month, along with a group of food innovators passionate about disrupting how food is produced, shared, and consumed!

Food entrepreneurs, chefs, investors and foodies alike gathered in Boston because of its strong community of innovators and intellectual leaders.  Our team at MeWe has strong ties to Boston -- we were founded at Harvard and work with many businesses around New England.

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Topics: CoInspect Updates, Food Safety

MeWe Joins Foodbytes! Summit

Posted by Manik Suri on Mar 18, 2016 2:10:22 PM

Evan Goldberg of MeWe, Inc. explains how his company’s mobile application, CoInspect, is at the forefront of helping food businesses comply with complex health and safety regulations and is increasing operational efficiency along the way.  PHOTO Courtesy of Myles Weissleder and FoodBytes! by Rabobank  http://foodbytessummit.com

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Topics: CoInspect Updates, Food Safety

A Father's Legacy Lives On

Posted by Manik Suri on Mar 9, 2016 9:52:50 AM

At MeWe, we’re building powerful, easy-to-use mobile tools to help organizations manage quality, safety, and compliance – in order to make communities better and safer for everyone. We’re working with leading businesses and dozens of government agencies across the country.

How did we end up here? It’s been quite a journey. Along the way, we have drawn inspiration from figures ranging from Thomas Jefferson to Muhammad Ali.

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Topics: CoInspect Updates

Quality Assurance with Mobile Technology

Posted by Manik Suri on Mar 4, 2016 9:33:19 AM

This article was originally posted in Food Quality & Safety magazine. You can read the full article here: http://www.foodqualityandsafety.com/article/quality-assurance-with-mobile-technology 

The term “food safety generally refers to practices used in food handling, storage, and preparation that preserve the quality of food while preventing contamination and spread of foodborne disease. People at every stage of the food supply chain work hard to prevent food from becoming affected, but this can still happen in many ways. Some food products may already contain parasites or bacteria, while others get contaminated during the packaging process. All types of food can become contaminated, but red meat, eggs, poultry, cheese, dairy products, raw sprouts, fish, and shellfish pose a higher risk.

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Topics: Brand Standards, Legal, Operations, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Food Safety

Using Mobile Software: Food Safety in the Palm of Your Hand

Posted by Manik Suri on Jan 22, 2016 10:16:46 AM

This article was originally posted in Food Manufacturing magazine. You can read the full article here: http://www.foodmanufacturing.com/article/2016/01/using-mobile-software-food-safety-palm-your-hand

News about food safety seems to be everywhere lately. Every day, there’s a story about a salmonella outbreak or a company having to recall products due to possible contamination. In 2015, there were 420 recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts for food products according to the FDA. Why is this the case?

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Topics: Brand Standards, Legal, Operations, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Food Safety

The Digital Revolution in Food Safety

Posted by Manik Suri on Dec 11, 2015 5:12:48 PM

The following article was written by MeWe CEO Manik Suri and appeared in Food Safety Tech Magazine on December 7, 2015.

Summary: Food companies should use technology to improve their food safety operations, helping keep customers safe and satisfied.

News concerning the safety of food seems to be everywhere these days. Why is this the case?

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Topics: Brand Standards, Legal, Operations, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Food Safety

Let’s Get Back to Making Dip

Posted by Manik Suri on Oct 1, 2014 8:15:06 PM

 

I’ve been buying the fresh spinach dip at Trader Joe’s for years.

I love it — along with almost everything else at my local TJ’s in Cambridge, MA. Recently, I learned more about the history of this amazing spread. It’s made by a local food manufacturing company called Bombay Duck — a small 10-person operation based in Acton, a suburb 30 minutes outside Boston. They also make the fresh veggie wraps and falafel sandwiches sold at TJ stores around the area.

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Topics: Brand Standards, Operations, Quality Assurance, CoInspect Updates, Compliance, Food Safety