Due diligence for food businesses

The AmbaSense team consists of experts in the software and hardware development plus 2 Chartered Environmental Health Officers. We have considerable experience in food safety and see how businesses operate on a daily basis. Quite often, when a food business thinks of proving due diligence they often think of burdensome records they have to keep [...]

By | December 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Smart Temperature Management Needs To Be A Priority For Your Supply Chain

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines food loss and food waste as “the decrease in quantity or quality of food along the food supply chain.” According to FAO, food loss occurs along the food supply chain from harvest up to the retail level, while food waste comes into play at the retail [...]

By | December 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Ways The IoT Is Changing The Food Industry

From food safety to smarter beer, here's 10 ways the Internet of Things is impacting our lives and the food industry. 1. Makes your food safer The Internet of Things helps ensure higher levels of food safety, traceability and consequently, accountability throughout the farm-to-plate supply chain. Many also expect the IoT to impact the manufacturing [...]

By | December 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The United States Explores Food Traceability Options

Back in April, the acting commission of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the deputy commission announced plans to develop a "Blueprint for a New Era of Smarter Food Safety." The FDA has just closed the period for the public to comment on its proposal, and it will unveil its plans during the [...]

By | November 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Ways in which IoT will Change Retail in 2020

According to a report by Markets and Markets, the use of IoT in the global retail market is expected to hit $35.64 million by 2020. IoT has several use cases in the retail industry, including monitoring goods safety to measuring customer satisfaction. With the help of IoT apps, retail companies can not only raise their productivity [...]

By | November 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Listeria outbreak: Sandwiches were ‘kept warm in ineffective fridges’

Sandwiches were kept warm in "ineffective" fridges at a hospital where a patient contracted listeria after eating one and died. Cancer patient Ian Hitchcock, 52, died on 8 June after eating a pre-packed sandwich while he was being treated at Royal Derby Hospital. The problems with the fridges were identified on 4 and 5 June [...]

By | November 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

A "root and branch" review of hospital food has been ordered by the health secretary after two more deaths were linked to an outbreak of listeria. The number of deaths related to pre-packed sandwiches and salads at hospitals had risen from three to five, Public Health England said on Friday. It said evidence suggested the [...]

Hospital patients die in sandwich listeria outbreak

Three hospital patients have died in an outbreak of listeria linked to pre-packed sandwiches. Public Health England (PHE) said the victims were among six patients affected in England and the deaths occurred in Manchester and Liverpool. Two of the victims were at Manchester Royal Infirmary, with the other a patient at Aintree Hospital. Sandwiches and [...]

By | June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why restaurants should implement the Internet of Things

There are many problems that can occur in a restaurant, but one problem that isn’t given enough thought is equipment failure. Food service equipment (like ovens and refrigerators) are prone to breakage, and these maintenance issues typically occur at the worst times. Scheduled maintenance procedures can help prevent maintenance issues, but they are far from [...]

By | June 6th, 2019|Enforcement / Legislation, IoT, Sensors, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Benefits of Commercial IoT and Automation

Many people have heard of the benefits of consumer-oriented IoT products, but what about the benefits of commercial IoT? IoT can significantly transform your business and improve your customer experience. Some of the current applications of the Internet of Things feel more trivial than others. Humans have been outrunning each other for a hundred thousand years without [...]

By | May 6th, 2019|Food safety culture, IoT, LoRaWAN, Sensors, Uncategorized|0 Comments