It is a common fact that all levels of education from K-12 schools, colleges and universities must offer complete nutrition for students and always remain FDA compliant. Unfortunately, due to holidays, semester breaks and weather conditions - sometimes food spoilage can occur before action can be taken. The use of remote access temperature monitoring helps to keep food fresh and students safe.
Cafeterias, campus restaurants, and other preparation areas must be monitored to ensure food is kept within safe temperature ranges and to ensure the safety of all students. Many campuses’ monitor and record temperatures manually in order to comply with HACCP’s - (hazard analysis critical control points) programs.
However, manual temperature checks are not able to reveal hidden issues like whether food storage appliances are keeping food at safe temperatures. Also, manual checks are not always performed continuously; and they only provide temperature data for short periods of time.
Manually recorded data must be physically collected, sorted, and processed. This often takes hours for the staff to complete and can lead to errors and inefficiencies that place educational institutions at risk for foodborne illnesses and costly hardware repairs.
ComplianceMate’s remote monitoring and task management software with built in alerting and reporting components help school systems ensure effectiveness of their food safety processes and protocols.
Wireless temperature sensors offer continuous food safety temperature monitoring.
This IoT technology can be easily implemented in walk-in coolers, smokers, refrigeration units and more. They penetrate stainless steel and concrete and can transmit data to any web enabled device for easy remote management – eliminating the need for onsite management.
Working even through power outages, the temperature monitoring solution continues to collect, log and store temperature data. Additionally, alerts are sent as needed according to organizational protocols.
ComplianceMate’s remote monitoring solution can be used across multiple locations and campuses to ensure that all foodservice operations are HACCP compliant and report in to on central source for ease of management and view into performance and trends.
Automated alerts and notifications are triggered as soon as any designated temperatures fluctuate outside safe ranges. Alerts are sent via text, email or call so that potential hazards can be proactively handled quickly usually via appliance maintenance, relocation of food until safe conditions are re-established.
Comprehensive data logging and reporting occurs without the need for any human intervention or dedication of time. Temperature data is stored in a central hub, which can be accessed by authorized personnel from any appropriate web enabled device.
ComplianceMate’s tools allows food service operations management to establish critical limits for coolers, refrigerators and other foodservice equipment to adhere to existing HACCP plans.
When a compliance audit occurs the system is able to provide all the appropriate data because it is collected continuously and provides accurate and reliable timestamps that can be easily interpreted and confirmed.
Digital checklists make it easy for staff to manage line checks, inventory lists, expiration dates and complete their food inventory in a fraction of the time when compared to manual methods.
Remote monitoring and reporting with ComplianceMate streamlines food safety programs, and allows you to take proactive steps in maintaining compliance and ensuring the student and staff’s health.
Our ComplianceMate temp sensors have been critical in providing real time feedback on the performance of our store's refrigeration systems and in assisting us with the diagnoses of problems as they occur.
- Thomas Y, Facilities Manager
ComplianceMate allows us to strengthen our food safety monitoring. We can dig into the details of a unit's temperature, and be proactive in resolving the potential problem.
It is easy to navigate the dashboard and understand the available reporting. The software is very user friendly.
- Trey W., Director FS&QA
The product is easy to use and easy to install. Very customer oriented. Very responsive and willing to go the distance for me.
- Samuel T., Dir. Of Systems, Food & Beverages
Provides continuous oversight on food temps. Our meats are smoked overnight and temp control is vital for our business.
- Markus L., Corporate Systems Specialist