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Legislation

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

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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Press

Keeping Track, Kiwi company leads the way

Locally designed and manufactured platform iMonitor could be changing the way New Zealand companies record their food safety data – helping to reduce food waste and save money at the same time. With a quick scan of a QR code, the iMonitor traceability system can provide an accurate and in-depth record of the temperature and

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Press

How automated compliance improves food safety

Food poisoning causes severe illness for millions every year, but most cases could be prevented – if preparation safety standards were adhered to. That’s precisely what innovative Kiwi ‘regulatory technology’ company iMonitor is helping achieve. Because of the clear risk presented by contaminated food, stringent government regulations and standards are applied across the food chain.

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Improve Efficiency

5 Benefits of Remote Temperature Monitoring

How does Remote Temperature Monitoring work?  Food temperature control is something that is mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the New Zealand and Australian food safety act (FSANZ). However, the issue lies in the fact that most food service or any other food businesses still use old versions of food temperature monitoring

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COVID-19

New Zealand Operating Under Level-2

New Zealand will move from COVID-19 Alert Level 3 to Alert level 2 on Wednesday 13th May, at 11.59 am. NZ government have released guidelines for all industries to operate under level 2 COVID-19 alert. The hospitality industry is most impacted by it due to the higher risk of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus present. The

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COVID-19

Coronavirus Risk Management Guide for Food Businesses

A Food Safety guide for managing Coronavirus Risk Management for food Industry. In the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, food businesses are revisiting their food safety plans and hygiene best practices. Moreover, given the uncertainty around COVID-19, risk management involves staying abreast of how the virus spreads and adhering to government’s communique on

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COVID-19

New Zealand’s guide to essential food business practices

What Should You Be Doing in Your Essential Food Operations? The Covid-19 pandemic has led to New Zealand being placed under complete lockdown in the last week of March with the declaration of a national emergency. While all non-essential services are closed, the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Primary Industries has clarified that essential

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COVID-19

How Food Agencies around the world have responded to COVID-19?

How Food Agencies around the world have responded to COVID-19?   In the uncertain times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, the critical role played by the food industry cannot be stressed enough. Food services, including groceries, supermarkets, distributors, dairy farms, food manufacturers, and restaurants have been recognized by many countries across

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COVID-19

What are ‘essential services’ around the world?

What are ‘essential services’ around the world? Concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no pre-determined or defined list of what constitutes ‘essential services.’  Given the lack of precedents, the list of ‘essential services’ in many countries is constantly evolving and is updated periodically. Many countries have provided a list of ‘essential services’ that are exempt

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