Importing food brings with it associated health, hygiene and safety risks, which food businesses have to continually identify and mitigate in order to uphold established trust levels and brand reputations.
For global food processors with multiple operations sites located in differing climates and work cultures, the challenge to monitor, identify and mitigate production and quality control issues is complex, to say the least.
Growing demands for more transparency in the food sector
The steady rise in levels of food safety across the globe means that the food sector is facing a growing demand for being more transparent across the entire food supply chain.
Food businesses could find themselves being questioned over quality, hygiene and safety standards too, due to the pressures that come with increasingly stringent legislation and compliance requirements.
Can digital technologies help?
Food manufacturers are being encouraged to take advantage of sophisticated technologies such as the Internet of Things [IoT]. This helps them not only increase cost-efficiencies but to also tackle regulatory challenges as well as manage globally complex operational processes with more effectiveness and efficiency.
Technological advances are no longer limited to innovating equipment and manufacturing machinery. A current emerging trend is to create and employ sophisticated solutions that provide key stakeholders detailed insight and analysis into their day-to-day production activity, business operations and risks.
This implies that imminent or possible risks can be identified, mitigated and controlled through a dashboard from internet-enabled devices, in real-time, in any location.
Such online reporting portals and platforms are manifesting across various industries providing real-time data, which key stakeholders can use to inform policies, best practices and standards for their food businesses.
myRentokil: an online reporting solution for food businesses
Rentokil is renowned for harnessing technology to deliver insight for audit compliance and risk mitigation to a range of business sectors globally.
One of its recent innovations is an online reporting portal around pest activity, called myRentokil and its overarching purpose is to provide businesses with a comprehensive audit trail that supports their organisation in meeting rigorous audit standards across multiple operation sites.
myRentokil is a digital solution that is helping businesses in the food sector to remove complexity and improve service transparency.
myRentokil is available across multiple internet-enabled devices, providing businesses access to the following:
- Real-time service history, pest activity and control information across all your sites
- Pest trends and pest activity charting over a selected period of time
- Automated custom reporting that can be tailored to your specifications
- Pest control recommendations
- Interactive site plans to demonstrate your pest management coverage
- Proof of service documentation, which includes visit details and digital signatures
The power of online reporting platforms and portals, such as myRentokil, lies in enabling key stakeholders and their teams to stay in control of any potential deterrents and issues arising in their operational activities; thereby ensuring audit compliance as well as upholding their brand reputations.