Food: safety/integrity/sustainability

Food Quality Best Practices for Sourcing Raw Materials

Raw materials are a cornerstone of your final food product. It is, therefore, essential that these ingredients meet your quality specifications as well as regulatory food safety standards to ensure that you deliver high-quality end products to your customers. As part of food quality best practice for sourcing raw material sourcing, consider these following factors …

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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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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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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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How to Improve your Food Safety Management with Risk Categories, Alerts, and Escalations

Food safety is a serious issue that still affects people on a global scale. Each year, unsafe food causes 600 million foodborne diseases and 420 000 deaths globally (WHO). It is, therefore, no wonder that 60 percent of people worldwide are worried about food safety and that consumed food could harm them within the next …

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The 8 most important Food Safety Factors every Food Business Should Know

Not taking food safety practices seriously can pose significant business risks to food businesses. The lack of food safety compliance might not only affect the health of customers and staff but can also cause serious damage to the food company’s reputation. However, improper handling and preparation of food are still causing most of the occurring …

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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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Rising Food Allergies Make Safe Food Handling and Staff Training Imperative

Food allergies appear to be on the rise worldwide, with between 6% and 8% of New Zealand children and 2% to 4% of Kiwi adults having an allergy to at least one food, according to Allergy NZ. Even the slightest traces of allergens in food products can have a fatal outcome for customers having a …

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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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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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