Grocery Stores Benefit from Automated Food Safety Technology 

In recent years, the trend toward automation in grocery stores and supermarkets has gathered momentum. This phenomenon can be attributed partly to ongoing advances in technology as well as a shortage of available workers. 

When deployed in a grocery store environment, automated technology can improve efficiency, reduce human error, and minimize employee labor burdens. 

Benefit #1: Automated digital checklists for grocery stores

In the retail sector, a checklist is a traditional tool for guiding employees through their workflow and are useful as training aids for new employees. In addition, they are an excellent audit tool. 

Manual paper checklists are very time-consuming and can be easily falsified. Automated digital checklists ensure that all necessary steps are completed on time and follow proper procedures. This promotes compliance with both safety practices and operational requirements. 

Improved workflow efficiencies

Automated checklists assist in faster onboarding by guiding employees through step-by-step procedures, helping to increase overall workflow efficiencies. These digital checklists reduce the amount of time needed to check food temperatures and suggest the proper associated corrective actions. 

Secure data storage

Digital checklist data is stored securely in the cloud and provides a hierarchical view of the organization’s performance through customizable dashboards and detailed reporting.

Benefit #2: Easy temperature monitoring

An automated monitoring system keeps your environment running smoothly at the right temperatures.

Automated environment

Sensors constantly detect and log temperatures of frozen or refrigerated food on a scheduled basis, so even a brief equipment failure will not go unnoticed. Alarms are triggered when temperatures go outside of the prescribed range.

Preventative measures

Sensors act as proactive indicators to help spot equipment malfunctions in their early stages, before serious and expensive issues develop. Investing in an automated system can cost less than the loss of a full freezer of protein.

Future benefits

Automation continues to make inroads in all areas of the foodservice sector. With both temperature data and workflow checklist data stored securely in the cloud, supermarkets are able to leverage the power of automation to cut costs and boost efficiency.

About ComplianceMate

Through a patented combination of wireless temperature sensors, mobile technologies, and easy-to-use tools built for the modern commercial kitchen, ComplianceMate gives its users total control over workflows, food safety, and compliance in all types of foodservice establishments. Customers can make evidence-based decisions about kitchen processes and staff training. Users see a rapid ROI from significant labor and food waste savings, as well as improved audit scores.