“We spend our days at the shop and nights baking custom cakes, cupcakes, bagels and more. When someone accidentally leaves the display case door open, temperatures can go up quick specially in the summer months. Before installing MSG’s temperature sensors, we don’t know until it’s too late, it already happened, and we also do not know how high the temperatures went and for how long. Today, with the alerts we are getting, we can make informed decision, instead of “guesstimating” or being surprised the next day, saving us time and money, and helping us sleep better at night.”
“What meat we actually have in inventory is precious to us and our customers. Our meat CSA is sold out and all our inventory goes to covering the next month and a half of CSA orders. Then we had an ALMOST catastrophic freezer failure. The compressor wasn’t running it’s auto defrost cycle. Frost was building up and preventing airflow. While we spent 9:30am to 4:30pm on the road today, we were getting text alerts on the freezer temp. Because of this, we were able to save 150lbs in ground beef, 150 lbs in steaks and roasts, and 100 lbs in Cornish hens. It would have been catastrophic for our business if it had all thawed out. Don’t put off getting temperature monitoring!! Before this weekend, I would have said it was not necessary- just use a thermometer you can read when you walk by. I will never give anyone that advice again..”
What is summer going to be like in the midst of a pandemic? Will people be staying home or going back out? Staying home means 20-30% increase in power usage.
If you are in an area that is susceptible to power outages caused by storms, sudden increase in demand, get ready for the summer of 2020. Learn how you can eliminate inventory loss during a power outage at your food service business.