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If you’re familiar with the processing of juice, seafood, meat, or poultry, HACCP is the risk-based preventive food safety system you know and love. And although historically not required, many other types of food commodities have used HACCP, either to satisfy customer requirements or to achieve a third-party certification. I have heard many people express the notion that “well I have a HACCP plan, so I’m good”. But in reading the regulation (21 CFR Part 117), I think there is more to it than just considering the biological, chemical and physical hazards associated with the product and the process.

Posted: May 31, 2017
Filed under: Food Safety, HACCP, Restaurant, Technology

The Digi SmartTemps program offered a reliable web-based platform with easily retrievable log monitoring capabilities. This functionality allowed us to eliminate the need for manually recording temperatures on paper. The program reduced employee costs associated with the record keeping, ensured regular readings were taken, and provided the compliance reporting necessary to meet all of our regulatory requirements.

Posted: May 31, 2017
Filed under: Case studies, Healthcare

Shopko purchased this program to help us comply with new Medicare requirements on temperature monitoring and recording for ambient air, refrigerator, and freezer temperatures. SMART Temps met all of their requirements keeping us compliant.

Posted: May 30, 2017
Filed under: Case studies, Healthcare, Pharmacy

Our staff used to spend a significant portion of the day maintaining paper temperature logs. The recording of temperatures was not always completed to the satisfaction of the surveyors. The completed logs were often misplaced and not available to the surveyors. With SMART Temps we can ignore temperature monitoring until an actual alert is received.

Posted: May 11, 2017
Filed under: Case studies, Healthcare

The School Nutrition Association’s annual Legislative Action Conference is an opportunity for SNA members and industry professionals to meet with their legislators to discuss issues facing the industry. This year SMART Temps own Mac McKay, Director of Sales, and Michael Miller, SMART Temps co-founder and Representative, were in attendance to lobby in favor of the school nutrition industry (SMART Temps has attended LAC for over a decade). Michael is also a member of the Indiana School Nutrition Association and is their Legislative Action Committee Chair. The following are his impressions of the event that will be placed in the Spring edition of the Indiana SNA’s Food for Thought publication.

Posted: May 10, 2017
Filed under: K-12 Schools

The ability for us to monitor our equipment from home has been critical for us. It prevents unnecessary travel and extra work hours for our staff. SMART Temps has also helped protect our research samples with a more secure system.

Posted: April 21, 2017
Filed under: Case studies, Healthcare

SMART Temps has saved us time, saved us money, and kept our facility more efficient than ever before. The time the system has saved us from having to fill out lengthy paper reports, and the amount of data available at our fingertips The system also gave us 100% coverage of an area of our program which was spotty at best before.

Posted: April 21, 2017
Filed under: Case studies, Healthcare

We needed a better way to maintain records and improve our hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) plan.

Posted: April 06, 2017
Filed under: Case studies, Food Safety, K-12 Schools

The 24/7/365 temperature monitoring of our walk-in freezers and coolers during nights, weekends, and holidays have given me peace of mind. Since we have implemented SMART Temps, we have had no food loss due to equipment failure.

Posted: April 06, 2017
Filed under: Case studies, Food Safety, K-12 Schools

The system has ensured our HACCP program is in compliance with our established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Staff involvement was key, which has helped our people gain a better understanding of our current SOPs.

Posted: April 06, 2017
Filed under: Case studies, Food Safety, K-12 Schools
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