The 4 Primary Food Safety Hazards and Preventing Foodborne Illness

September is National Food Safety Education Month, so this month we’re focusing on educating our readers to encourage safer food practices. The CDC has...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 25, 2018 | Food Safety, HACCP, FSMA

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Implementing Analytics Using the Four-Stage Maturity Model

IoT technology has ushered in a new age of sensing, interpreting, and acting on the world around us. However, analyzing the influx of data has proved challenging for organizations. This data can provide valuable insight that businesses can utilize to improve their operations, but in order to do so effectively, they need a robust plan for implementation. This raises the question: where should companies start in the...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 19, 2018 | Connected Facility

How to Extend the Capabilities of Facilities Management Platforms with Real-Time Sensor Data

Facilities management, the integration of people, space, and process, has enabled businesses to substantially improve their operations. Enterprise software and connected technology has provided a means for better management of equipment maintenance scheduling. Facilities management platforms have penetrated the market in recent years, and with it, more opportunity to reduce equipment downtime and improve operations...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 14, 2018 | Connected Facility

Mystery Shoppers: The Benefits to Customers and Their Dining Experience

What is a “mystery shopper?” Despite the provocative name, it’s quite simply a hired individual posing as a customer to evaluate your restaurant. A spy – unknown to your staff – conducts an unbiased observation of staff performance, along with other key aspects of the dining experience. The objective is NOT to find reasons to punish your employees, but something that provides significant value: identification of...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 12, 2018 | Food Safety

Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Optimization: WHO’s Plan to Improve Access for Vaccines and Medications

The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations agency concerned with international public health, has recently published a report, Towards Access 2030. This report provides a strategic long-term framework for increasing global access to high-quality, safe, and affordable vaccines and medical products, in addition to addressing expectations for 2030 regulations through end-to-end supply chain optimization.

Written by Garret Weigel | September 7, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety, Supply Chain

Are Food Safety Trends Really Getting Worse?

Chipotle can’t seem to keep out of the news these days. Once again the chain closed one of its stores in Columbus, Ohio after the Delaware County health department received hundreds of calls reporting food poisoning attributed to meals purchased at the location. This incident occurred despite the new CEO who promised greater food safety surveillance to end the spate of outbreaks Chipotle has suffered over the last...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 5, 2018 | Food Safety

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