CoInspect Collaborative Excellence Blog

CoInspect Goes Continuous: 24/7 Equipment Temperature Monitoring

Posted by Manik Suri on Jul 15, 2019 7:05:00 AM

Time and Temp Issues Are Expensive

Imagine this scenario:  Your restaurant loses power overnight.  When your General Manager (GM) opens the restaurant the next morning, she finds the walk-in fridge is not working, and she has no idea how long it’s been down.  There’s no way to tell exactly what time the power went out, or whether food product has been out of temperature range for more than 4 hours (the “danger zone”).  The GM is forced to throw out thousands of dollars’ worth of product to avoid possible food safety issues.  To make matters worse, now your staff doesn’t have the items they need for the popular special you’re running this month.

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Topics: Food Safety Technology, Technology, Food Tech, Internet of Things, food service, inspection, sensors

Should Restaurants Replace Humans with Technology?

Posted by Aaron Cohen on Jan 17, 2019 5:28:18 PM

Flippy is capable of grilling 150 burgers per hour.

Technology is elevating food safety in our restaurants and other food businesses.

"Flippy”—the world’s first burger flipping robot—launched March at a Caliburger restaurant in California. Capable of grilling 150 burgers per hour, the robot was praised for being cost-effective, efficient and able to safely and consistently prepare food for the restaurant’s guests.

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Topics: Technology, Food Safety, Food Tech

How Fast Casual Saved the Restaurant Business from Being the Next Big Tobacco

Posted by Manik Suri on Sep 13, 2017 6:44:05 AM

 

In 1998, the American Government reached a Master Settlement with the tobacco industry which provided $500 million to The Truth to prevent young people from becoming cigarette smokers.  

A decade earlier, I was the beneficiary of youth anti-smoking marketing. In my high school staircases, the health department placed posters with the following prose:

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Topics: Fast Food, Restaurants, Brand Standards, Operations, Technology, Food Tech

4 Reasons American Food Companies Use Pen and Paper as Their Core Safety Technology

Posted by Aaron Cohen on Aug 29, 2017 9:41:58 AM

The 5 trillion dollar food industry takes safety exceptionally seriously.  Customer health and safety depend on rigorous, continuous protocols. Mistakes have devastating financial and cultural consequences for these companies.

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Topics: Operations, Quality Assurance, Technology, Compliance, Food Safety, Safety and Quality Inspections