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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 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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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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