Extensive resources have been published to guide food production, processing and retail operations on COVID-19, and we highlight a few.
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Connected sensors track food temperatures in real time Restaurants, grocery stores, distributors, and other businesses involved in the sale of food are all legally required to ensure a safe food supply for Americans. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses every year. Recent outbreaks […]
Frontline workers play a critical role in food safety. But how effectively are they trained? In the restaurant, grocery, and food manufacturing and processing industries, it’s no secret that food safety is of paramount importance. We’ve all seen horror stories in the news of foodborne illness outbreaks, which may cost businesses millions to recover from. […]
Emerging tech is driving growth at leading supermarket chains Since Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, the grocery industry has been feeling the heat. While analysts say smaller chains will suffer the most, extreme competition is nothing new for the $650 billion U.S. food retail sector. Price wars have been a common survival tactic for years, […]
Food companies are turning to digital solutions for unsavory safety problems In the age of social media and viral news, reputation is everything. Consumer attitudes toward food safety and food quality can make or break a brand. Take the now textbook case of Chipotle. The fast casual chain suffered an unfortunate E. coli outbreak two […]
When disaster strikes, controlling food safety risks is a top priority for restaurants and grocers Catastrophic events and natural disasters can happen anywhere, at any time, and food businesses are particularly vulnerable as disruptions in power have the potential to impact the safety of food they sell to the public. Even losing power overnight during […]
Our latest case study details how America’s largest retail grocer raised food safety standards In recent years, the Kroger Company, the nation’s largest grocer, partnered with Mission Data engineers to develop several Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives to boost employee efficiency, including a temperature monitoring platform that has now been rolled out at nearly 3,000 […]
Regulation calls for automation While the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011, the FDA only began enforcing the rules for large food businesses nearly a year ago. As the industry approaches the one-year mark, the law is expanding to smaller businesses, and foodservice companies of all sizes can expect more […]