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Food Safety

Staying

INSPECTION-READY

BY RYAN ATKINSON

THE EVOLUTION of today's supermarket
means an increase in food safety protocols
that require different types of training for staff,
an increased volume and complexity of food
handling, cooking methods and holding and
serving requirements for a constantly-changing array of food products.
Simply put, there's much more to keep track
of than there was in the past and staying on
top of food safety inspections has become that
much more difficult.

"The grocery business has evolved quickly,"
says David Karel, chief marketing officer for San
Francisco-based Zenput, a firm that works with
retailers, restaurants and c-stores to optimize
operations, including food safety. "Gone are the
days when supermarket retailers were selling
just raw ingredients, whether they be fresh,
packaged or canned. To compete for consumer
dollars, increase foot traffic and tap new revenue growth opportunities, they're providing
precooked and prepared food that you and I

can take home and serve really easily."
These changes have led to myriad new
challenges, and that's where companies like
Zenput lend their assistance.
"Supermarkets can use our mobile platform
to communicate all of the critical processes
store employees need to follow, get clear
visibility into whether the work is being done
properly, and drive the right corrective actions
which can be tracked through resolution,"
Karel says.

Steritech, based in Charlotte, North Carolina,
is another company that helps retailers stay
on top of their game. The company takes
the approach that simply getting ready for
inspections isn't enough. The culture must
change first.
"We're focused on protecting brands by providing information and tools to help them build
and maintain a culture of food safety," says
Chris Boyles, vice president of The Steritech
Institute. "This goes well beyond preparing supermarkets to pass regulatory inspections and
looks at driving consistent, long-term behaviors
to mitigate food safety risks."
Steritech can assess data from assessments
to help retailers understand their most
frequent issues by risk level, and then provide
support in implementing corrective actions. If
the issues are skills-based, Steritech can assist
supermarket retailers by coaching employees
and offering explanations behind food safety
standards. When employees are educated on
why specific standards are in place, they take
more ownership in the process, ultimately,
becoming ambassadors for food safety and its
impact on the customer dining experience.
"For instance, we teach employees that
when cold foods are not kept at 41 degrees or
below, bacteria can grow in the food, making customers sick, and potentially causing
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019
Editor's Note - Protein choices for all
Contents
The Wire - Organic food sales approach $48 billion
New ShopRite store features culinary center
Kroger piloting new Home Chef meals
WASTE NOT (as much)
Local focus
Bakery - Decorating trends
Sweet goods
Deli - TAILGATING, PICNICS
Sandwiches
Meat & Poultry - Protein alternatives
Sausage
Produce - Ripening
Avocados
Seafood - Cod, pollock, haddock
Food safety - Staying INSPECTION-READY
COMMISSARY INSIDER - June 2019
PORTION CONTROL
SPOTLIGHT - SALADS
TECHNOLOGY - RECIPE MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS - DIVING INTO LINE DATA TO HIT OPERATING GOALS
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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