Food safety business Navitas is vowing to bring greater accountability to the issue of allergen labelling after teaming up with Brother UK.
Navitas currently provides a smart probe device for measuring food temperatures as well as pods and hubs that sit in fridges, freezers and chiller cabinets to digitally record temperatures.
Working with Brother UK, it has now begun addressing the “laborious, unhygienic and potentially unsafe food labelling processes” by integrating the TD-2120N compact label printer with its existing technology.
All key information relating to food products is stored within the system on set-up, 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. The ability to set up a personalised login for each member of staff ensures accountability.
The printer is compact to save on space, and the option to power it from a rechargeable battery means it can be used from anywhere – whether in a kitchen, storage area or restaurant.
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.”