Food and health and safety business, Navitas, is innovating its digital food safety management system to incorporate labelling into its technology.
Navitas launched its food safety management technology in 2014. The system is based around a smart probe device for temperature probing hot and cold food, along with pods and hubs that sit in fridges, freezers and chiller cabinets to provide accurate food temperature monitoring by instantly saving readings to the cloud.
Working with printer manufacturer Brother UK, Navitas has further developed its digital food safety management system to also address potentially unsafe food labelling processes, by integrating the TD-2120N label printer with its existing technology.
All key information relating to food products is stored within the system on setup, including ingredients, allergens, and use-by dates. The printer will then produce bespoke labels, with tailored information for each product including date and time of preparation, at the touch of a button. Users can also set up a personalised login for each member of staff.
The printer is designed to be compact, and the option to power it from a rechargeable battery means it can be used anywhere.
Ben Gardner, CEO of Navitas, believes this new system can play a key role in raising the food labelling standards in the catering industry.
He said: “The legislation that applies to labelling food made on-site is less stringent than that which applies to pre-packed goods.
“By using Navitas Food Safety with Brother’s TD-2120N label printer, foodservice providers can confidently meet and exceed the standards set out in labelling regulations, providing reassurance to consumers that their food purchases are correctly and accurately labelled and helping businesses to protect their reputation in the event of any issues after purchase.
“One in every four contract catering sites in the UK is already supported by the Navitas Group. The digital food safety management system, including the Brother label printer, can be seamlessly integrated into our current offerings.”