Emerging Technologies That Reduce Food Waste

In an analysis of the contributors to food waste, Rethinking Food Through Economic Data (ReFED) recently identified opportunities for digital innovations to reduce food waste. In this post, following their lead, we take a look at some remarkable app technologies that can be an affordable and profitable gateway for companies in both the grocery and restaurants sectors that wish to participate in the growing world of...

Written by SmartSense | April 14, 2020 | Food Safety, HACCP

Partnerships Can Help The Grocery Sector Reduce Food Waste

Fighting food waste can present a major market opportunity for the grocery sector, not to mention crucial benefits for all sectors of society. One way grocers can take advantage of this opportunity is to partner with organizations and startups that can help them use innovative strategies and technologies to recycle and up-cycle unsold inventory. In this post, we take a look at some of the most promising partners...

Written by SmartSense | April 2, 2020 | Food Safety, HACCP

The Nation’s Pharmacies Answer the Call to Roll Out COVID-19 Testing

In the weeks following the first known cases of COVID-19 infection in the U.S., the federal government, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has been severely criticized for its slow and insufficient response to developing and deploying test kits.

Written by SmartSense | March 31, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Connected Facility, COVID-19, Conoravirus

10 points to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in food service

COVID-19 is serious. Given the prevailing posture of caution in many industries, it's important to spotlight more focus on the food service industry and any industry where food handling is conducted.

Written by SmartSense | March 18, 2020 | Food Safety, COVID-19, Conoravirus

How an FSMS Ensures Compliance with Food Safety Laws

In our previous post about key food safety laws, we surveyed the history of legislation that has resulted in the need for food producers, distributors, and retailers to comply with detailed regulations to ensure food integrity and public health. In this follow up post, we review the importance of compliance to these laws for the health of your business, and how a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) can best ensure...

Written by SmartSense | March 17, 2020 | Food Safety, HACCP, FSMA

Stay off the Front Page: How Restaurants Can Avoid Food Safety PR Disasters

Foodborne illness outbreaks are a publicity nightmare, plain and simple. In the era of social media, consumers are using Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and other forums to voice their every complaint. You can pretty much bet that the news of a single case of food poisoning will spread to hundreds or thousands of people in a mere matter of minutes.

Written by SmartSense | March 11, 2020 | Food Safety, FSMA

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