Food Safety: 10 Reasons to Switch to Digital Checks

by | Nov 12, 2021 | Checklists, Food Safety, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Strong food safety practices are essential for any hospitality operator. Businesses are under pressure to guarantee the food safety of their products, but dependency on archaic practices and paper checklists add to the challenge. In fact, it has been reported that over two thirds (67 %) of food service businesses do not comply with their food safety procedures.

That’s why more companies are turning to automation and digital technology to help their staff achieve the stringent safety standards. Our leading digital checklist and compliance software will save you time and minimise non-compliance compared to paper-based checklists.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 reasons why you need to switch from paper-based checks to our digital checks for meeting all your food safety standards.

1. It’s paperless and simple to use

Our digital platform is 100% paperless which means no more storing bulky records, no more missing or damaged paper files and no more searching for documents to prove your operations are in compliance.

With our digital scheduled checks, everyone has instant access at their fingertips. Staff know what tasks need to be completed and are prompted throughout the day. Photos and electronic files can also be stored when visual documentation or evidence is required. In addition, you’ll save time with inspections and audits since all the data you need can be accessed quickly from one place.

And Logit offers an intuitive user interface that makes it quick and easy to get started. There is nothing to download. All you need is an internet-enabled device. Managers or admins can easily create, schedule and monitor food safety checks. Team members access and manage their assigned food safety checks using any company issued device such as a tablet or their own mobile phone.

2. Personalise tasks

Logit provides standard food safety templates that are easily customisable for specific team responsibilities. Create checks for front of house, chefs kitchen staff, managers and more. These checks can be assigned to certain individuals during certain times or shifts.

Your checks can be tailored according to your existing process. Users are guided throughout the workday, ensuring their tasks are completed in a timely and consistent manner. In little to know time, you’ll see improvements in overall food safety and compliance.

3. Monitor progress in real-time

Managers can view real-time status of all the work that has been completed, missed or still in progress. Our all-in-one solution allows you to take control by monitoring progress every step of the way, improving workflow efficiencies and compliance, whilst empowering teams to be highly productive.

There’s no need for second guessing or wondering who is doing what. Our digital platform gives you assurance that checks are being performed consistently and on-time. If an issue arises, you’ll be the first to know!

4. Take corrective action at the right time

Responding to an issue before it turns into a problem is critical especially when it involves food safety. Logit sends auto notifications to the appropriate manager whenever an issue is flagged within the system and informs on what action is required for quick resolution.

Don’t waste time sending emails and tracking down team members. Logit filters actions by priority (high, medium and low) and allows you to define questions to generate actions managers or teams must take to resolve issues in the fastest time possible.

5. Simplify inspections & audits

Logit helps reinforce positive behaviour that makes inspections and audits less stressful. Teams are prepared to take action when issues are identified, ensuring standards are adhered to and the desired outcomes are achieved.

Since everything is recorded and stored in one place, there are no clerical glitches or human errors. Managers can feel confident that the most accurate data is easily accessible from any mobile device, and there is always an auditable trial to prove compliance.

Digital checks also make it easy to plan and prepare for third party reviews such as an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) inspection. Managers will be less stressed knowing all procedures are being adhered to, and the business is protected from legal and financial liabilities.

6. Automate temperature logging

A manual check of temperature can only occur intermittently and pulls staff away from focusing on more important tasks. And what happens when a shift is understaffed and employees get too busy to remember to perform a scheduled temperature check? Beyond procedural failures, temperatures routinely fluctuate throughout shifts as staff constantly open doors to refrigerator and freezer units.

Logit’s smart monitoring system continuously tracks refrigerator and freezer temperatures all day and night, ensuring your facility is meeting the required safety and regulatory protocols.

By automating temperature logging, you reduce the odds that human error will lead to a safety hazard and non-compliance. You will also be assured that the logged data is highly accurate and reliable 100 percent of the time.

7. Access analytics & reports

The ability to collect and analyse accurate data related to food safety activity is essential for tracking progress and identifying trends. Our software eliminates the pressure of scrambling to find paperwork hidden in a file cabinet or floating around somewhere between the kitchen and office. Now, data can be quickly generated into meaningful reports that give you a precise snapshot of your operations and food safety performance.

You’ll also save time by generating custom reports to instantly track and benchmark KPIs. Logit allows you to create filters to quickly sort data and drill down to track all complete and outstanding tasks by department or site. Analyse every action taken and gain insight on performance to identify patterns or problems and improve food safety standards.

8. Maximise productivity

Automating your food safety tasks will free up time that your team can use to focus on other areas of the business. Think of all the daily and weekly checks that are required by staff. You must also spend time and effort ensuring inspections meet all the health and safety standards.

By automating and digitally recording these tasks, your business can save a substantial amount of time and money. Managers could save 30 minutes each day or 3.5 hours per week reviewing, monitoring and managing their team’s tasks. Additionally, employee productivity can increase up to 10% and your business will be 3 times more likely to outperform the competition.

9. Streamline workflows and policies across departments and sites

For restaurant or hotel groups, the benefits of using digital checks are indisputable. Your existing processes can be automated and streamlined across departments and locations, ensuring all team members, no matter where they may be located, follow company standards and perform food safety tasks in a consistent manner.

Managers are also able to monitor all activities across the business, take action when an issue exists, benchmark performance across sites and make continuous food safety improvements.

10. Try before you buy

Switching from paper to digital checks is a no brainer. We’ve provided some reasons you should make the change, but don’t just take our word for it. The proof is in the pudding and that’s why we offer a 14 day trial so that you can experience first-hand, the leading checklist and compliance solution. See how great our digital checks really are. Schedule your demo today.