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Food Safety use case

1) Problem

Digi thermo was contacted by the owner of a popular Philadelphia-based restaurant. He had come across the digi thermo monitoring system when searching for a solution to improve food safety and reduce food waste. They had an issue with the refrigerator unit a week earlier. Accidentally the refrigerator door was left slightly open overnight and went unnoticed until the following day when the owner noticed that the door was open. The unit was operating but the temperature was over 41 °F (5 °C).

Because they didn't have any control over the temperature inside the refrigerator unit and they didn't know how long the food has been held into the "Danger Zone" they can't assure that all the food would be safe to use. To be safe, they had to dispose of all the food in the refrigerator unit and restrict restaurant service until the refrigerator temperature was restored and restocked.

The company wanted to implement a reliable temperature monitoring system to have 24/7 control over the refrigerator units, ensure better food safety, and minimize the risk to public health.

2) Food Business

  • Restaurant

  • No. 9 freezers and No. 6 coolers

  • Units: Reach-Ins, Walk-Ins, Food Prep, Undercounters

  • Philadelphia, US

Problem

  1. Inventory loss

  2. Accidentally left refrigerator' door open, increase energy consumption

  3. No visibility into refrigerator units conditions

  4. Risk to public health (Brand protection)

3) How digi thermo work

Digi thermo cloud-based intelligent platform combines the data collected from IoT smart sensors with powerful analytics. Instant alerts for temperature excursions are sent through SMS text messages, social app, and e-mail automatically.

3) Deliverables

  • Eliminate inventory loss through 24/7 monitoring and instant alerts for temperature excursions

  • Improved Food Safety awareness in the organization

  • Reduced refrigerators energy consumption

  • Reduced equipment failures and ensure optimal operation

  • 100% visibility into refrigerators units conditions

  • Minimize health risks