Quality assurance and food safety are simply critical for all businesses that store, serve and otherwise handle food before it reaches customers.
Managing these foundational processes for safe and healthy operations can involve a significant investment of funds along with employee time. Traditional workflows for overseeing food safety and quality management throughout a supply chain require plenty of active human involvement.
Investing in a modern food safety and quality management solution that emphasises automation and streamlined delivery of data can alleviate operational concerns help your organisation operate more effectively in terms of environmental regulation adherence, energy savings improvement and general process modernisation. It can also minimise risk and wastage.
Consider these three reasons to invest in a food safety and quality management solution.
1. Food safety and the law
The Food Act: This law requires food business owners to make sure that food they sell or prepare for sale is safe to eat. It sets standards of cleanliness for food storage, preparation and service areas, and hygienic food handling practices. Each state has its own Food Act.
Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code: This code contains detailed requirements for food businesses to operate safely, including how to keep food safe to eat. It is the basis for the Food Act in each state. Your workplace will have procedures to make sure you follow this code at work. You can find more information at the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) website.
Food businesses must have a food safety program, which shows their food safety and hygiene practices and procedures. In most states this program must be written, but in some states the business must notify the government department of their food safety activities. The program usually requires businesses to record information such as food delivery times, food storage temperatures and cleaning schedules and this is where testo solutions come to the rescue.
2. Improving product safety
Food safety is a core concern for consumers and companies alike Whether you operate a restaurant, supermarket or other business that must keep ingredients and ready-to-sell food at a safe temperature before it reaches the hands of the customer, strong oversight and consistency are both vital. Manual processes used for monitoring can easily allow human error to creep into the process as well as create blind spots that can lead to customers purchasing spoiled or otherwise unsafe food.
With a modern quality assurance and food safety solution in place, it's far easier to keep food at a safe temperature and build a positive reputation among your customers.
3. Lowering operational costs
The time staff and management spend doing everything from checking and logging temperatures to reconciling reports and conducting their own analysis of available data can quickly add up. While it would be an understandable allocation of resources if more efficient alternatives didn't exist, that's simply not the case any longer. Businesses have powerful options for maintaining key standards through an automated food safety and quality management solution while also reducing the amount of time staff have to spend on rote work tied to them.
More available time for employees means they can focus closely on a variety of tasks that better leverage their knowledge, skills and experience, which provides a better value for the company. That includes reviewing the information and analysis provided by a modern food safety and quality management solution and taking proactive steps to address issues and act on opportunities for additional efficiency and cost savings.
Partnering with an industry leader
At Testo, we offer a food safety and quality management solution that aligns with the needs of supermarkets, restaurants and other businesses in the food distribution, logistics and sales space. Get in touch with our team to learn more about testo Saveris restaurants and retail today.