Cheese from local farm in Howard County

CompWALK Awarded First Ever HCEDA Agriculture Innovation Grant

Howard County Economic Development Authority’s (HCEDA) AgTech Division awarded their first ever grant to MCE resident NextLOGiK for the development and implementation of remote temperature monitoring devices. New FSMA regulations include strict temperature reporting requirements and compliance deadlines are fast approaching. If a farmer is selling their meat at a local farmer’s market, they must record the food storage container’s temperature in intervals and provide this log to federal regulators.

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4 Best Practices When Offering Self-Assessments for Accreditation and Compliance

Self-assessments and internal audits are very important when dealing with accreditation, safety and compliance. For accreditation bodies, offering a self-assessment module to your clients positions your organization as a resource to improve and succeed more so than a deeming body. For compliance and safety related organizations – such as a facilities management group, a self-assessment could act as a ‘preventive maintenance program.’ In both cases, self-assessments…

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CompWALK at MACoCon this August

Attending this year’s Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference? Stop by CompWALK at booth #319 during MACoCon and see a live demo of our inspection software and remote temperature monitoring devices! CompWALK is a cloud-based online and mobile solution that automates compliance and inspection operations. Eliminate paper-laden processes and produce reports in real-time with CompWALK, saving your department time and resources…

Refrigerator at grocery store to show importance of temperature monitoring.

6 Ways to Utilize Tech in Temperature Monitoring for Heightened Food Safety

Food producers are starting to feel the effects of FSMA, with some deadlines looming just this fall. Temperature is such a vital element of food safety and even minor fluctuations can mean major consequences. Monitoring these temperatures manually is a strictly reactive approach. When temperatures dip/raise outside of an acceptable range, it is only discovered after it has happened, not knowing what temperatures the area reached and for how long. This is no longer an acceptable method of temperature monitoring.

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Exhibiting for Good

We recently attended the Food Safety Summit and did something cool. We had a 10×10 booth and needed a TV to play demo videos of our product. Typically, we rent a TV from exhibitor services. They deliver it to your booth, let you use it for the duration of the conference and then pack it…