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The Digital Revolution in Food Safety

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


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?

If you visit most food businesses, chances are you’ll see the same thing: Employees using pen and paper checklists, forms and log books to manage their food safety operations.

The recent E. coli outbreak traced to Chipotle Mexican Grill infected more than 50 people and led the company to shut down several restaurants. Chipotle lost out on potential revenue and probably spent a good amount of money on hiring outside food safety consultants to examine its safety standards.

Since starting the business, Chipotle has remained focused on a core mission: Make great-tasting food. While its goal has not changed, running a food company is vastly different today than in the past.

For one thing, there is a lot more paper to manage in today’s world. Even with advancements in technology, food safety operations are often run manually and therefore are error-prone.

Read the full article on Food Safety Tech:

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