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Apply Lumiform to the food industry with a range of premade checklists and templates covering everything from cleaning the kitchen to maintaining an HACCP system for optimal food safety. Automate routines to boost efficiency
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Key Benefits

Lumiform allows you to implement a comprehensive food safety management system by using one of several HACCP checklists as a reference point. Ensure your employees don't skip anything by detailing processes step-by-step, and stick to a regular inspection schedule with easy assignment and monitoring.

Use Lumiform to ensure your food business adheres to any applicable regulations. Regular sanitation, hazard inspections, and equipment maintenance helps your business remain compliant. Create your own inspection checklists using regulatory requirements to guide you, so you can find and correct violations before they become problems.

Waste fewer resources in your food business by auditing the amount of water and energy your premises and equipment are using, as well as tracking the food waste you produce. Figure out where you're consuming more than is necessary to meet demand and reduce those expenses. In addition to being environmentally conscious, resource management saves you money.

Key Features
1. Set up forms in a snap

Select from over 12,000 ready-made inspection templates or create powerful custom forms in a flash.

Conduct inspections efficiently via the intuitive Lumiform inspection app. From wherever you are, online or offline.

Share observations and assign corrective actions directly to colleagues and track the entire troubleshooting process.

Share your automatically generated inspection reports directly with all stakeholders while thoroughly analyzing all data.

Work collaboratively on actions while logging operations.

Schedule and assign inspections so that they get conducted reliably in time.

Push notifications, emails or SMS remind your team of inspections that need to be done.

Add text comments and photos during an inspection.

Use logics to guide your team through each inspection in a standardized way.

Customize your reports so they fit your needs exactly.

Trigger and assign actions automatically based on an inspector’s answer.

Involve external partners in action resolution at no extra cost.

Connect Lumiform via API to your existing systems.

What is the food industry?


The food industry includes businesses like restaurants, caterers, and food manufacturers. All these food businesses have similar challenges and concerns to deal with. Because they serve and/or prepare food for customers, they have to ensure customer safety as well as look after their employees. Areas for food businesses to address include: 


Food safety and quality assurance


Just like how manufacturers need to turn out quality products, food businesses need to serve quality food. In this case, quality means safety; food safety is one of the most important concerns if you want to ensure customer safety and avoid fines. 


Contamination, food spills, and foodborne illnesses can hurt your reputation and customer base. One way that businesses control this is by implementing an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) system to introduce a step-by-step means of finding and controlling safety hazards. 


Supply chain disruptions


A food business depends on well-timed and functioning supply chains. Supply chain management is a challenge in the industry, since food is a perishable good, and so you don’t want to order too much in advance. Otherwise, you’ll wind up with excess food waste. Supply chain disruptions can therefore cause a lot of delays for a food business, and are sometimes unavoidable. 


Regulatory compliance


In the food industry, there are two types of regulations to comply with. The first are rules surrounding workplace safety and any risks that employees are exposed to, and the second set of regulations to comply with refer to consumer safety. 


Most of these regulations come from official local or federal agencies like OSHA, and failing to adhere to them can lead to fines or business closure if your business gets audited. There are also certifications that, while not mandatory, help your business a lot to obtain– most notably ISO certifications


Sustainability


Food businesses are finding it increasingly important to operate sustainably, both because of environmental concerns and changing consumer preferences. This means making sure that your supply chain is energy efficient, that you’re minimizing the amount of food you waste, that you’re sourcing ingredients responsibly (such as buying local instead of from a factory farm), and more. 


New technologies


Introducing new technologies in your food business can streamline the way you operate. Things like an online ordering service or inventory management software streamline administration and help you serve customers better. 


At least in restaurants, digitizing these business functions has become the new normal. But the more complex the technology you’re trying to integrate, the more you need to train employees, invest in setting up new infrastructure, and make sure your information is secure. 


Running a food business with Lumiform


Lumiform is the ideal solution for addressing all the challenges inherent in the food industry. With a combination of desktop software and mobile app, you’re able to manage daily and strategic tasks both on and off site. 


Ensuring food safety is simple thanks to detailed and specific inspection checklists covering everything from HACCP to inventory management and energy usage. You or your employees can fill out these checklists online or offline, as long as they’ve been downloaded on the app. 


Use these same checklists to meet regulatory requirements set by OSHA and other agencies. There are several pre-made templates that include all the criteria these agencies use when auditing food businesses for things like kitchen safety, emergency preparedness, and workplace safety. 


Audit your business yourself for things like energy consumption and supplier evaluations to ensure you’re acting sustainably and stay ahead of any potential issues you might face along your supply chain. In terms of actually using the technology, Lumiform is as simple a solution as you’ll find. There’s no training needed to follow a checklist, since the app walks you through each step of your inspection. 


Keep an eye on everything from the Lumiform dashboard, where you’ll see the status of every inspection, can assign new inspections, and can send reminder notifications when inspections are overdue. Finally, see the results of inspections at any time with automatically generated analytics that are stored safely in the cloud. Use these reports to understand which parts of your business need improvement and to plan these improvements. 


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