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The Importance of Food Safety in the Hospitality Sector

The Importance of Food Safety in the Hospitality Sector
November 10
09:23 2016

Maintaining excellent food safety standards in the hospitality industry is a major issue and left unchecked, it can cost companies thousands of pounds in fines. Financial repayments aside, the damage to a company’s reputation and brand loyalty can take years to rectify, if at all.

One Irish company, Kelsius is providing a digital solution to this problem by revolutionising the way food is stored and cooked. With offices in the UK and Ireland and a network of partners in Europe, Middle East, Australia and the USA, it is quickly becoming an integral part of the food safety ecosystem for companies that have facilities to serve food.

Its in-house bespoke product, FoodCheck uses wireless temperature monitoring technology and digital HACCP Management system, which ensures the highest levels of food safety are adhered to by staff and management, while also guaranteeing maximum product safety for complete food safety control. In addition to the safety element, it also massively reduces the costs associated with time required for maintaining these standards – in some instances up to 30 hours per week.

Major Deal

The company recently landed a major six-figure deal with Five Guys UK to provide the premier global burger chain FoodCheck. It is now supplying 50 Five Guys locations across the UK as well as other global sites such as Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Spain.

Five Guys using Kelsius FoodCheck.

Five Guys using Kelsius FoodCheck.

With no freezers on site, everything in Five Guys is cooked from scratch, so food must be delivered and stored at exact temperatures. UK IT Director for Five Guys, William Day says: “The FoodCheck paperless HACCP system is easy-to-use allowing staff to concentrate on the quality of food we provide. Records are easily and securely accessed for each location and the reporting is what really sets the system apart. This makes life much easier for a HACCP audit or inspection.”

Public Sector

The FoodCheck solution also operates extremely well in the public sector, even if the customer has multiple locations. One example is a recent contract Kelsius secured with Reading University to install the largest single deployment of its FoodCheck Paperless HACCP system. The deal is for 17 individual FoodCheck systems covering every element of food production and food service rolled out across the entirety of Reading University, which is comprised of three separate campuses.

Reading University team trying FoodCheck.

Reading University team trying FoodCheck.

Neil Stafford from Reading University says: “The new Kelsius system is fantastic. I am able to add staff, tasks, vendors and products within minutes an get instant alerts on fridge and freezer issues. My aim was to provide the staff with an easy system to use, that they would not be nervous to use. I have a full tractability on everything within the system and again so easy to gain reports.”

Kelsius Chief Executive, Andrew Logan, who is championing the use of FoodCheck technology across public and private sector operations, comments: “Both the Five Guys deal and the Reading University contracts are a massive boost for our company and a real testament to the strength of our product within the foodsafety sector. In both these instances, FoodCheck has proven its ability to monitor the safety of food from the moment it arrives on the premises, during the storage and cooking process and ultimately until it is purchased by the customer. The importance of this chain cannot be overstated, and companies that does not take food safety seriously are very foolish considering the massive long-term financial implications.”

Find out more about how Kelsius can help your business at www.kelsius.com, www.facebook.com/paperlessHACCP and @KelsiusRealTime.

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