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RFID Technology in Food Safety

One of the benefits of the RFID tag is that it requires the employee to go to the location of the tag to interrogate the temperature data from the tag.

Why is RFID capability important for Food Safety? RFID capability can be used for both temperature and location measurements. With respect to location measurements, the RFID sensors, positioned within the store, verify the employee performs a check on a checklist at a specific location.

As an example, this is used along employee travel paths, whether it is visiting a specific location within a restaurant and documenting cleanliness, ensuring opening and closing routines are being followed, or verifying that certain inventory levels have been verified, RFID location tags can prove to be invaluable.

There are numerous methods to measure temperature within a store environment ranging from IoT sensor type devices to RFID Temperature Tags. One of the benefits of the RFID tag is that it requires the employee to go to the location of the tag to interrogate the temperature data from the tag. In this case, the employee may also be required to check the condition of the freezer or cooler while there. Another benefit of utilizing the RFID Temperature Tag is that it does not require a monthly hosting fee for its use or connect on to the store internet. The employee simply approaches the device with the temperature-measuring device, interrogates the tag by holding the unit close to the tag and uploads the data to the appropriate check on the checklist.

The importance of ensuring proper temperature regulation of produce has never been more important. To successfully implement a versatile food safety system, the monitoring and data capture of HACCP procedures must be taken properly in real-time.

Food safety technology ensures that procedures are executed following strict FDA and HACCP guidelines. Food service companies not adhering to a HACCP program leave themselves susceptible to producing foodborne outbreaks, tainted brand imagine, and profit loss.

PAR Technology’s Food Safety offerings consist of the Temperature Measurement Device (TMD) an easy to use handheld Temperature Probe, Infrared Thermometer and RFID reader that integrates to customer supplied mobile devices, the SureCheck Advantage, an all-in-one Food Safety System that combines a Mobile Computng Device, Temperature Probe, Infrared Thermometer and RFID Reader in a handheld test tool and a host of Remote Temperature Monitoring Devices to remotely log freezer and cooler temperatures , 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Now, more than ever, is the time to invest in food safety technology.

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Jordan Anderson

Jordan Anderson

Jordan Anderson is the Product Marketing Specialist for the PAR SureCheck platform. Jordan uses his background in sales and marketing to develop key messaging for SureCheck products and to discuss important issues regarding food safety; with the ultimate goal being to educate others on the dangers and consequences of improper food safety practice.

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