When it comes to healthier food management, there are several options available to ensure operators have their fridges, no matter their location, operating at optimal capacities.
Providing your staff with a MicroMarket at their workplace means supporting healthy eating habits through product selection, convenience, and productivity amongst many other things. However, it’s one thing to ensure your market has all the salads and healthy food options available, and another ensuring food is always fresh.
In the last few years, the evolution of health-focused workplaces, for nutritional and mental benefits has taken a real turn. As more and more people transition back to the workplace, employers are making the idea more inviting, and operators have a huge role to play in ensuring a healthier variety of foods are available in their Micro Markets.
No matter what size, Micro Markets consist of refrigerators which can be stocked with fresh or frozen foods as well as healthy meals, soups and salads and it’s a regulatory requirement that food is delivered and stored at specific temperatures to mitigate the growth of bacteria. But how do those foods remain fresh and ideal for consumption and how do you manage your Micro Market without being there all the time?
The NAMA Certified FreshIQ health timer locks keep your Micro Markets and customers health secure.
FreshTraq™ & FreshCold™ Health Lock Management Systems provide healthier food management and regulatory reporting by allowing you to manage your Micro Market remotely – from anywhere.
With a reliable internet connection, any coolers you have can be tracked to report their real-time temperature, power, and lock status. Whether you want to track coolers or freezers in your Micro Market or those in transit delivering the food, it’s as easy as plug and play.
So – how does it work to protect the food inside?
With the use of intelligent software, activity can be monitored using an online dashboard accessible using any mobile device or desktop computer.
For refrigerators in a Micro Market, the health locks are attached to the outside of the unit doors. Once activated, the locks are monitored using an online dashboard and automatically lock when consumer protection is required or in case of a power outage where food can spoil. SMS and email fail alerts are dispatched to notify the operators of any issues requiring attention.
For food in transit, the temperature gauge can be placed inside the cooler and managed on the go through any mobile device and in-car Bluetooth connection.
There are several options – so which one is right for your market?
- Module connects directly to
- a FreshIQ health timer lock.
- If the unit is not equipped with a FreshIQ lock, one can be easily retrofitted to existing coolers and freezers.
- Module to use when the lock/unlock functions are tied to a payment event.
- Temperature only module, independent of a health timer lock, that can be placed anywhere in the cold chain.
- Module connects directly to Performax or Vision controller and lock.
So, it’s safe to say that satisfying those 3pm cravings has been revolutionised by Micro Markets in the workplace where:
- Fresh Food provides healthy options
- Quality products are locally sourced and produced
- Convenience and contactless payments are key
- Safety in knowing that your food is at its optimum
Get in touch today and see how you too can better manage the food in your Micro Market.