Are you Throwing That Out, Again?
Food Sustainability has been the talk of the town, but what does it really mean for your business? The National Restaurant Association surveyed restaurant owners, and in “The State of Restaurant Sustainability 2018” report, it highlights “reducing food waste is emerging as a key activity for operators”.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations also cites that “roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted.”
This results in more and more restaurants keeping track of their food waste, adopting ways to handle and minimize wastage.
Save time, money and economize your food production – and ultimately reduce food spoilage and wastage with CALCMENU’s ability to standardize recipes and manage food costs and inventories effectively.
Nutrition, Allergens and Label Laws. Oh My!
Technology advancements in the food industry are changing the market in a big way. One such change is the way data analytics is used to determine nutrition and allergens contained in food products. This coupled with consumers’ conscious smart eating choices, have led food regulating authorities to implement new guidelines to promote food safety.
Changes in food labelling laws have been or are being implemented in European countries, the United States of America, Australia and even a few countries in Asia. These steps are being taken to ensure consumers have the right information to make smarter food choices.
Laws are even being implemented to ensure restaurant staff are properly trained in food allergen safety. One such example is when Illinois, USA implemented a “new state law requiring restaurants to provide food allergen training could make the dining experience more palatable to people who have food allergies”, at the start of this year.
It won’t be long before others follow suit, as consumers’ purchasing and dining behaviors are changing, with health and wellness becoming a key consideration in their decisions.
CALCMENU helps you manage important nutrient information, GDA and allergens by simplifying processes for composition and food declaration labels in compliance with government laws.
We have set up new formats and made them available for all users. Once your recipes are in CALCMENU, you can easily create labels with a few clicks. No need to re-type and re-encode.
Get CALCMENU now and make food labelling and easy-peasy job.
How Technology will Propel the Meal Kit Delivery Service Industry
According to BusinessWire, Technavio’s research predicts that “the global meal kit delivery service market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 21%” from 2018 -2022.
Customers recognise that this service helps reduce food wastage since the kit includes just the exact amount of ingredients you need to make a dish. It also gives customers a chance to try different recipes and even cater to a specific dietary need.
With majority of orders and deliveries being fulfilled online, it can be said that the “creative and innovative use of technology will be a major driving force in the industry”.
But rethinking the digital transformation game shouldn’t stop at ordering, pick-up and delivery innovations. CALCMENU helps you digitise your operations at its core!
Our intelligent software allows you to manage recipes and create menu plans, automate food costing for optimized profits, print food labels with your brands, and more. CALCMENU also automatically gives nutrient and allergen information of your dishes, which you can share with your customers.
This means you can operate more efficiently, save costs, share important information with your customers, and grow your business!
Keeping your Data Clean with Advanced Data Management Service (ADMS)