IoT Controls in Food Safety
Foodborne illness is extremely common. In fact, one out of every six Americans becomes sick from foodborne illness every year. This is why the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 was created. The FSMA places strict requirements on businesses in the food and beverage industry. The law is designed to increase food safety in an effort to decrease the incidence of disease.
Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011
The FSMA requires food and beverage companies to provide detailed documentation of all potential risks and preventative measures. It gives the FDA authorization to enforce mandatory food recalls. The law also places stricter rules on food imports.
Previously, FDA mandatory inspections were performed in set intervals. FSMA gives the FDA the power to increase the frequency of these inspections based on a company’s individual risk assessment.
Food and beverage companies across the U.S. are already scrambling to meet the strict requirements of the FSMA. It’s extremely important that companies maintain compliance. Accurate data collection is crucial. Failure to prove compliance can result in business failure.
Mint Controls understands the unique challenges faced by businesses in the food and beverage industry today. This is why we have partnered with NEO F&B to provide our IoT solution for food safety management and control.
Our unique system uses sensors to monitor food temperature at all stages of production including transport, storage and heating. Our system sends out alerts if food temperatures are reaching dangerous levels. This increases efficiency, accountability and reduces the chance of foodborne illness.
Data is collected and stored at our data centers where it is fully analyzed for potential issues. Relevant information can be accessed and viewed at any time from any location in the world. Our system provides clear documentation that can be used to prove compliance with FSMA.
Our system is backwards-compatible, meaning that integration does not require the replacement of legacy systems. No other system available today is more efficient, reliable or accurate.