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Three Reasons Why We Waste Food

Posted by RDT on Nov 12, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Think of how many times you’ve grabbed an apple only to find a section of it bruised. What happened to that apple? Did you disregard the imperfection and use it anyways, or did you throw the entire piece of fruit away? Most people would have done the latter. It’s all too common in this day and age, and as we’ve discussed before, food waste statistics are jarring. So how can we take these food waste studies and do something about it?

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

An Early Look at 2020 Food Safety Trends

Posted by RDT on Oct 17, 2019 4:54:32 PM

 

Multi-state, foodborne illnesses continue to affect American consumers, and not only from farm-to-supermarket. Downstream food service operations like those found in K-12 cafeterias, hotel restaurants, and at sports stadiums are often the site of consumer food poisoning incidents.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, redundancy, maintenance

What is the Ideal Temperature for Commercial Freezers?

Posted by RDT on Sep 25, 2019 2:20:00 PM

Just a few degrees can separate food waste from profitable food. Store food in temperatures that are too warm and it will spoil. Store food in frozen conditions for too long and you run the risk of freezer burn. However, all that costly food waste can be eliminated through proper storing conditions in a commercial freezer. Which begs the question, are you saving money by maintaining the quality of the food in your walk-in freezer?

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, commercial freezer

The Top Three School Foodservice Refrigeration Challenges

Posted by RDT on Sep 14, 2018 5:26:05 PM

 

How can we get more students to eat healthier lunches at a lower cost?

In a nutshell, that's the main challenge every school nutrition director faces every fall when school resumes. When you dissect this question, though, it breaks down into three main points: student participation, higher nutritional value and cost. They are all interconnected.

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Topics: food safety, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, school, Regulations, redundancy, food storage

The Impacts of Icing in Your Commercial Freezer (and How to Stop It)

Posted by RDT on Aug 21, 2018 3:22:26 PM

 

The buildup of ice in your commercial freezer might look cool, but it's not. There are a whole host of reasons, but simply put, frost and icing are bad because they cost money.

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, food waste, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Ingredients

Why Remote Refrigeration Monitoring Makes Life Easier for Operators

Posted by RDT on Jan 12, 2018 10:22:21 AM

In all walks of life, we’re always looking for that “easy button” – that one solution that solves our most pressing challenges without causing us worry, stress, or financial burden. While the real “easy button” is just for show, remote refrigeration monitoring is one solution that’s making life easier for foodservice operators.

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Topics: food safety, freezer, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, commercial freezer, remote monitoring, temperature monitoring

2018 Food Trends (and How They Relate to Commercial Refrigeration)

Posted by RDT on Dec 28, 2017 8:30:00 AM

We're all watching the calendar this time of year, and as we begin to head into a new year full of trends and predictions, we'd like to offer you a few of our own. After some thorough research, here is a list of some of the most popular 2018 food trends.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, sustainability, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone, Ingredients, Fine Dining, Environment, commercial freezer

How to Eliminate Frost in Your Walk-In with Eco-Smart

Posted by RDT on Aug 18, 2017 5:08:51 PM

 

Many people look at frost in a walk-in as a good thing. It means it’s properly cooling, right? Wrong. Frost in a walk-in can have detrimental effects on your commercial kitchen. 

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, food waste, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Ingredients

Food Storage Tips for Improving Food Safety in Your Commercial Kitchen

Posted by RDT on Jul 28, 2017 7:25:07 AM

One of the most important things in a commercial foodservice operation is food safety. When most people think of food safety, they think of proper food handling. However, proper storage of food is also extremely important to the integrity of your food. Consider these tips when storing food and organizing your walk-in.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, HACCP, food storage

How Eco-Smart Can Make Your Commercial Kitchen More Efficient

Posted by RDT on Jun 19, 2017 12:01:58 PM

 

Commercial foodservice equipment needs to do more than just keep food items cool, it needs to be efficient and up to today’s technological standards. These days, you can pretty much control your entire life in the palm of your hand. The Eco-Smart controller by RDT allows you to monitor and control your commercial kitchen refrigeration systems from the convenience of your tablet, smart phone, or computer, too.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Eco-Smart

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