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Worried about costly food waste? Take a breath – and chill

The cost-of-living crisis is biting hard, with prices rising across the board. From increasing fuel and electricity prices to spiralling wholesale food costs, care home operators are feeling the pinch like never before.

One way that providers can reduce their overheads, or at least mitigate expenditure, is by ensuring that food waste is kept to an absolute minimum. Careful planning plays a role here, certainly, but the importance of technology cannot be understated. Below, we look at two potential food waste tech solutions currently vying for care home operators’ attention.

Tim Gamble, executive chairman at Monika

Current food safety legislation requires care homes to carry out temperature checks on food and ingredients upon delivery, during storage, and when handling, preparing, cooking, and serving meals. An outbreak of a food-borne illness can have a devastating impact on both residents and the care provider’s brand and reputation. As a result, it is imperative that operators stay on top of the legislative processes at all times and keep accurate records.

Paper-based, manual temperature monitoring records are time-consuming and labour in

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UK Care Week

NEC, Birmingham
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The Care Show 2022

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
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Care Roadshows - London

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18th October 2022

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