“We're very happy with how OpSense has improved our visibility into our operations. We've saved thousands of dollars by catching freezer issues and improving our power consumption.”
Jon King, Sr VP Operations
"OpSense provides our team with visibility into all our locations. We have been able to reduce our energy consumption and save inventory. It also made us aware of an issue with our functional beverages cooler that we were able to fix before it became a big deal."
Second Generation Owner
"One incident paid for the system in all 18 stores."
Jackie Lawrence, Co-Owner
Mac’s Fresh Market
"I didn’t expect this level of ROI, but it is nearly 5:1. I didn’t realize the labor savings for the line checks would be quite as high."
Multi-Unit Cook to Order Restaurant Group
In 2011, congress enacted the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as a means to combat foodborne illness that impacts 1 in 6 Americans annually. With the enforcement of FSMA, federal food safety regulations have shifted from reacting to food borne illness to prevention. FSMA guidelines require foodservice businesses of all sizes to implement a written preventive controls plan.
Building on the progress of FSMA, the FDA announced a New Era of Food Safety Blueprint, outlining how the agency will leverage new and emerging technologies including sensors and IoT to create a safer food system. Smarter food safety focuses on modern approaches, in addition to technology to “create a safer and more digital, traceable food system.”
Lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlight the need for actions called for in the blueprint, particularly creating more digital-based record-keeping for the food system. Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner for food policy and response for the Food and Drug Administration, notes: “It’s more important today than ever before in our history to work together to create a more digital, traceable and safer food system.”