Ice Contamination

It’s easy to overlook the risks associated with ice machines, since we don’t tend to think of ice as food. The FDA, however, does define ice as food. Contaminated ice can cause foodborne illnesses just as easily as contaminated food. Contaminants can be introduced by airborne particles, contaminated water supply, dirty utensils, and especially improper [...]

Smart Sensor Technology in Retail Food Service

Foodborne illnesses have been reported to cost the US economy up to $1.4 trillion annually. Traditional methods, of measuring and monitoring the numerous factors involved in proper food safety, at retail food service establishments, have significant limitations which result in a substantial number of unrecognized foodborne illnesses. The optimization of food safety measures and monitoring [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Restaurant Industry|0 Comments

Labor Costs On The Rise

Entrepreneurs and franchisees have a hefty list of non-negotiable business expenses.  It is imperative to buy supplies, carry insurance, write checks for rent and also pay the inevitable tax bill. The average restaurant or food service establishment spends 20%-30% on labor costs. Business owners are reporting the cost of labor is exceeding the cost of [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|Automation|0 Comments