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Tracking temperatures at various points in the food storage, preparation and serving process is a no-brainer for food service professionals. Tracking and monitoring the temperatures of food products ensures not only consistency, but also safety for the end consumers of the foods you prepare.
Providing high-quality food products that are timely, appealing to customers and in line with your brand are likely among your top priorities.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced a precautionary recall on May, 2 regarding CRF Foods of Pasco, Washington. The voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytones. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. While healthy individuals may escape the long-term effects of Listeria, high fever, headaches, nausea, and diarrhea can overwhelm an individual with severe short-term symptoms. Listeria infections are known to cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
One of the most important aspects of the food industry is food safety. If food is not monitored from growth to consumption, illnesses spread and fatalities may occur. The lack of attention to food safety has closed many restaurants and food manufacturers, big and small. It has also destroyed reputations that can take years to build and years to repair. Food monitoring takes place as it comes through the door, upon going into storage, being prepared, cooked, and served to the customer. Often, these procedures can be very time consuming and inefficient. This usually leads to employees getting lazy and not following through on set procedures. However, who do you hold accountable when something goes wrong? The provider? The kitchen staff? The manager? The bus boy?