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How ComplianceMate Ensures Elite Food Safety Performance and Safeguards Customers for Hy-Vee

Young couple buying food in the supermarket

The ComplianceMate food safety system continues to make inroads across the retail sector as a wide range of grocery stores and other foodservice businesses adopt this revolutionary labor-saving technology. Recently, the ComplianceMate family added a new member as the grocery chain Hy-Vee made a deal to install this system in all of its stores. Hy-Vee operates more than 280 locations across the Midwestern and Southern U.S.

As a result of the company’s relationship with CM Systems, LLC, every in-store kitchen at a Hy-Vee location—including the Italian, Asian, Meat, Seafood, Deli, Bakery, Hickory House, and Market Grill areas—is now protected by ComplianceMate technology. This functionality offers Hy-Vee leaders greater real-time visibility into each store's food safety performance. "Seeing that data come in enables us to see what departments in specific stores are performing well or need support," says Ellen Ciarimboli, Director of Food Protection at Hy-Vee

With the ComplianceMate system, Hy-Vee will benefit from a highly customizable food safety system that continuously monitors the storage unit temperatures and sends an alert to a designated manager if a problem is detected.

The ComplianceMate system comes with multiple food safety compliance features as well. These include configurable checklists, programmed with smart notifications, that can root out operational issues in their early stages and send proactive warnings before they cause harm. This system also gives Hy-Vee a wealth of data that can be audited to ensure compliance with all applicable food-handling laws and regulations.

An employee-owned corporation founded in 1930, Hy-Vee, Inc., generates annual sales of $11 billion and was named one of the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands by the 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Each Hy-Vee store includes a variety of foodservice stations, such as bakeries, coffee kiosks, and delicatessens.

Men fixing the products in the vegetable stand

Installing the ComplianceMate system across its entire eight-state chain of locations gives Hy-Vee the tools needed to ensure the highest level of food safety while reducing the amount of labor that has traditionally been required for this purpose. This capability should serve Hy-Vee well as it seeks to expand into four additional states in the near future. Hy-Vee and ComplianceMate look forward to a long, fruitful partnership.

The official press release can be viewed here: