Should your Accreditation Management Software be Cloud-Based or On-Premise?

When evaluating accreditation management systems, the decision of on-premise or cloud-based can divide decision-makers. Below we discuss the pros and cons of both camps. While many solutions are leaning towards cloud-based these days, it’s important to evaluate the factors that matter most to your organization. We are going to look into the cost, security, scalability and user access regarding each option.

To Eat or Not to Eat – The Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

On April 13th, the FDA and the CDC issued statements warning consumers, retailers, and restaurants to avoid all romaine originating from the Yuma region in Arizona because of a possible connection to E. coli outbreaks that have been occurring for the past weeks. As of late April, the FDA was still working to resolve the outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce that has been steadily spreading throughout the nation.

Healthy, Happy, HACCP – Setting Food Safety Objectives with HACCP

Setting food safety objectives (FSOs) can be difficult, especially with all of the different categorizations, definitions, and exemptions that may apply to your facility. With so many different regulations and rule subsections, it can be easy to miss a requirement or accidentally construct an insufficient food safety plan. Nonetheless, it is imperative that the proper procedures are implemented and practiced in order to keep your consumers safe and happy.

an iphone that could be used for a risk audit, safety inspection or accreditation survey or onsite assessment

Conduct an Accreditation Survey or Onsite Assessment with your Smartphone

With the mobile nature of accreditation surveys and quality assessments, it makes sense to incorporate a mobile strategy in your auditing practices.

There are plenty of options out there when choosing smartphones and you should expect accreditation management software to work properly on any of them, not to mention larger format tablets. Many insist that the size or form-factor of even the largest smart phone is not adequate for the data collection activities that are necessary for an audit. It may be true that utilizing a smartphone to type up a full audit findings and recommendations report is less than ideal, but its usefulness in collecting information during the physical walkthrough or inspection should be considered.