For hospitality business owners in our new climate, having a watertight food control plan is more imperative than ever.
However using a paper-based food control plan can be clunky, time-consuming and costly for businesses. If you haven't yet considered a digital food control plan, here are a few reasons why you should:
You're protecting your brand - Food safety impacts brand reputation more than food quality. A digital food control plan makes kitchen record-keeping accessible, easy and concise so you can ensure your venue is maintaining high food safety standards.
A digital food control plan keeps you ahead of the curve – a good digital food control plan keeps you updated with local and national regulatory changes in your area as they take effect.
You'll always be audit-ready – With alerts to help your team stay on top of food safety tasks, you'll never miss a beat. Being 'audit ready' will give you and your team one less thing to worry about in the lead up to audit time.
Having a good digital food control plan reduces the cost of administering your food safety plan - According to recent NZ statistics, kitchen staff spend at least 3-4 hours a week, or 176 hours a year managing a paper food control plan. Using an average wage of $23.34 per hour* for a Head Chef, that's just over $4,000 per kitchen! If your paper-based method is also causing staff to miss tasks or log incorrect records, you'll spend more time and money with the auditor.