Innovations in connectivity, software and mobile technology, and the availability of smart kitchen equipment have increased dramatically in recent years, enabling operators to capture even more data; utilised by restaurants and other foodservice establishments, it allows them to provide timely insights, optimise processes, make better decisions, and save time and money.
When it comes to restaurants and retail foodservice, food safety is always a priority for businesses, and reliable temperature monitoring tops the list. However, creating daily logs is an important, but a rather labour-intensive process, experts at Emerson say.
Emerson’s Cooper-Atkins has developed the Multi-Function Thermometer (MFT), a handheld, Bluetooth-enabled device which effectively registers internal, surface, and air temperatures – hot and cold – and transmits that data to any approved food safety software application.
The MFT captures who is taking the temperature, applies a date/time stamp and assigns a clear pass/fail to every product reading, helping enable timely corrective action. Data is now visible, providing insights for continuous improvements.
With firmware updates now conveniently handled over the air, the waterproof MFT comes with a five-year warranty and operates with a replaceable Double A battery.
“Customers’ reactions to our MFT have been overwhelmingly positive,” explains Liza Zagrabchuk, business development manager for foodservice at Emerson. “That’s because it’s accurate, streamlined and efficient, turning a two-individual task into a solo operation.”
Emerson’s customers who are successfully using the MFT include many well-known national and international restaurant chains, convenience stores and other foodservice operators.
Smart kitchen equipment is making it much easier for restaurants, retail foodservice, and other commercial kitchens to prepare food safely and efficiently, experts add; this gives operators more time to focus on other factors, which helps them build their businesses and grow the brand.