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The Importance of the Vaccine Cold Chain

Note: The vaccine cold chain. Adapted from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The importance of the vaccine cold chain in battling Covid-19 Covid-19 vaccinations started to roll out beginning of December with the United Kingdom being the first country administering a Covid-19 vaccine after national regulators had given emergency authorisation, followed by countries such

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Remote Monitoring

5 Easy Steps to Avoid Cold Storage Breakdowns in Summer

Hot summer days regularly lead to cold storage breakdowns that can happen across the whole cold chain – in supermarket freezers and refrigerated distribution centres as well as in cooled transportation units. Recordings of iMonitor’s temperature monitoring devices show how important proactive temperature management is, especially in the summer months. The impact of ambient temperatures

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Risk management

How to Prevent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in the Food Supply Chain

Foodborne illness outbreaks can have serious health consequences for customers. The involved food businesses also often face high costs as well as significant reputation damage. Each day, almost 500 New Zealanders fall ill from food poisoning, according to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). Foodborne illness can cause mild to severe symptoms, ranging from stomach

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Artificial Intelligence

How AI Powered Chatbots Revolutionise Customer Service

AI chatbots have become a key technology trend, revolutionising customer service by enabling businesses to provide real-time and automated 24/7 support. Forecasts predicted that the chatbot market would grow from $2.6 billion in 2019 to $9.4 billion by 2024 at a mean annual growth rate of 29.7%. Businesses have increasingly adopted AI powered chatbots in

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Food

How IIoT Creates a Stronger Cold Chain

Each year, almost one third of the world’s produced food is lost or wasted somewhere along the food supply chain, according to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). It means that 1.6 billion tons of food valuing 1 trillion US-Dollars are thrown away every year. This incredibly high amount illustrates the

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Calibrating devices

4 Risks of Not Calibrating Your Measurement Devices

Digital monitoring devices such as remote temperature monitoring sensors or Bluetooth thermometers help businesses increase efficiency and enhance data accuracy significantly. However, irregular calibration of these measurement devices poses several risks. The importance of regular instrument calibration When it comes to measuring quality metrics to ensure product safety and smooth production, accurate and reliable measuring

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Audits

How to Pass Each Food Safety Audit with Ease

Corporate kitchens are busy environments and the staff working finds squeezing food safety processes into their busy daily routines a common challenge. Maintaining quality and hygiene standards, managing food safety issues on top of preparing food, and serving customers often impedes the chefs, kitchen hands and waiting staff from filling out the mandatory food safety

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Legislation & Regulation

Starting off with Simply Safe and Suitable Food Control Plan

The New Zealand Food Act (2014) has made it paramount for food retail businesses such as restaurants and cafes to have a comprehensive, easy to use and certified food safety control plan template in place to identify risks and demonstrate how their business prevents food contamination and responds to food safety problems. MPI Food Safety

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