Foodborne Illness Tracking: Benefits of Automation

Foodborne Illness Tracking: Benefits of Automation

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Any company that distributes food products knows the chances of foodborne illnesses being found. It is important to minimize the risk that these illnesses can pose on customers, and have a way of easily identifying contaminated food. Managing the way customers check products can bring on challenges, such as helping customers determine risks from packaging, separating contaminated products from non-contaminated products, and easily identifying at risk items. This can all be addressed and made simpler using a digital solution. SimplyCast presents the idea of a Foodborne Illness Tracker Solution, created to help any company provide a streamlined method of identifying at-risk foods.

By leveraging automated communication technology, along with QR codes, companies can find a more effective way to keep track of damaged products, and keep their customers informed and safe. Tracking this information manually can be a challenging responsibility for businesses, as mistakes happen, and at-risk items can get missed. By using automation, everyone can be assured that they are kept up to date on the latest recalls and food safety information. There are several benefits to switching to a digital solution, but we are going to outline 3 main perks in this blog.

The Benefits of a Digital Solution

By providing customers with the appropriate steps to follow when identifying a foodborne illness in certain products, you are minimizing the risk that others miss key information and buy the at-risk items. Keeping everyone informed and safe is the priority for many retailers, and using an automated solution makes this much simpler for everyone involved. Our solution uses just a few key steps, all bringing many benefits to the table.

Easily Identify Infected Food

To make it simpler for customers to check their food for risks, a QR code can be assigned to products. This will redirect those scanning the item to a webpage containing any recall information or warnings that may be available. This QR code can also be connected to the location where the food was processed, meaning the risk can be traced back to its origin. This helps identify where the foodborne illness may be coming from, and helps avoid any future products from getting infected. Tying each product to a QR code is a much simpler alternative to manually tracking down each item’s information.

Minimize Health Risks

The health and safety of customers is the main concern for companies, and avoiding the unnecessary spread of foodborne illnesses is ideal. The most important factor is to keep customers informed of any risks, and give them an easy way to access this information on their own. Pages will be updated when a foodborne illness is identified, so those buying the products will always be able to see the latest risks, and shop accordingly.

Differentiate Between Infected and Safe Products

A standard, no warning default page will be created and shown on any products that haven’t been identified as at-risk. As soon as an illness has been associated with the item, the page will be updated. Once the warning is no longer necessary and the recall has been cleared up, the page will return to the original status. This allows for a distinction between safe and unsafe items, that is constantly being updated with the latest information. Customers can feel informed about potential foodborne illnesses, keep themselves safe, and have access to the latest updates on when food risks have passed.


Why SimplyCast?

That’s the core of what it takes to create a foodborne illness tracking system, and it’s only scratching the surface of what is possible when it comes to using digital technology to improve health and safety measures.

The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their solution. As a result, this solution is fully customizable, it can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every institution.

Don’t worry about scalability and security! SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. This means we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server and the messages you transmit are completely encrypted. Our platform has the capacity to send 100,000+ messages every hour and allows 10,000+ concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.

Most importantly, we have a 99.5% minimum uptime. With our solution, you can have peace of mind. 


Don’t wait! Our experts are ready to give you a one-on-one demo to explain how this solution works. Let them know you’re looking at UC0000002, Foodborne Illness Tracker when your demo begins.

Simply request a demo by clicking the button below and let us show you how our solution can help you manage your foodborne illness tracking system more efficiently.

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