The promised world of big data has certainly come to fruition. IBM estimates that every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created—so much that 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. In the everyday lives of food service and food safety, there’s a veritable data deluge as information is monitored in order to be successful.
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Generated from a variety of sources—including sensors wisely placed throughout the farm-to-fork global supply chains, customer experience input gathered from social media sources, point-of-sale figures, and your own quality measurement results—this data is necessary to ensure the safety of your customers and the longevity of your business.
When adding in the necessity of government health and safety regulations, there’s a lot to think about. There is no shortage of regulations driving industries to meet higher standards. Whether you are driven by regulations tied to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (i.e. HACCP), the Food Safety Modernization Act, Country of Origin Labeling requirements, or even proactive participation in the Produce Traceability Initiative, you’re probably generating more and more data to manage. And frankly, it can get overwhelming.| | | Next → | Single Page