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