CoInspect Collaborative Excellence Blog

Food with Integrity: The Top 5 Trends for Food Retailers

Posted by Manik Suri on Sep 20, 2016 7:21:47 AM

Guest Post by: Rosalinda Cerna, MPH, CP-FS, EHSFormer Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Whole Foods Market

In this era of “Farm to Table” retailers are asking themselves an important question: is it possible to efficiently scale a brand built around fresh, locally sourced food? Chipotle--a retailer that has been widely credited as one of the most influential trailblazers of the fast casual dining segment--has been struggling with this question in the midst of numerous foodborne illness outbreaks linked to their restaurants. Its “Food With Integrity” slogan has been under public scrutiny over the past year. This has placed a huge spotlight on all food retailers and their ability to meet consumer demand for fresh and local product with the safest possible product.

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

MeWe To Join Annual Civic Tech Showcase in Sacramento, CA

Posted by Manik Suri on Sep 19, 2016 10:50:38 AM

MeWe is delighted to announce that our CEO, Manik Suri, will be presenting at the 2nd Annual Civic & Gov Tech Showcase in Sacramento, CA on September 22, 2016, hosted by Innovate Your State. The Civic & Gov Tech Showcase is an opportunity to connect civic minded entrepreneurs, government leaders and potential investors to showcase innovation and encourage collaboration and support of new technologies to improve government.

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Topics: featured, CoInspect Updates, Compliance, Government

MeWe CEO, Manik Suri, Recognized as 2016 Legal Rebel by the American Bar Association

Posted by Manik Suri on Sep 8, 2016 7:51:34 AM

 

Photo by Tony Avelar

 

MeWe is delighted to announce that our CEO, Manik Suri, has been recognized as a Legal Rebel by the American Bar Association (ABA). The Legal Rebel recognition celebrates women and men who are remaking their corners of the legal profession. The ABA Journal and its readers have found ample evidence of innovative thinking and forward action.

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Topics: featured, CoInspect Updates

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