As the fastest growing food service segment, Fast Casual attracts a vast, growing demographic that expects higher quality than typical fast food chains. Media scrutiny and greater public awareness of food safety is on the rise, and a single incident of food-borne illness, poor quality, or an exposé of poor facility hygiene at a single franchise location could have a disastrous impact on an entire brand. Food quality and safety need to be strictly managed all the way from the supplier to the restaurant.
For years, food manufacturers have relied on Hygiena™ systems to rapidly verify cleanliness of food handling equipment and surfaces and help prevent food safety and quality issues. Now Fast Casual restaurants are relying on Hygiena™ to do the same. Our systems help franchise owners, regional auditors, and restaurant managers monitor and verify food safety and sanitation processes to ensure that they are working and being followed correctly. Regional auditors can quickly verify franchise locations and commissaries are upholding the highest levels of facility hygiene. Environmental test kits for general contamination (ATP monitoring) give results on-demand, anywhere. Quick and easy microbiology test kits can identify E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria in the environment within one day so you can catch it before a devastating outbreak happens and correct your cleaning procedures to prevent future issues. Other assays and tests can pinpoint a microbe down to the strain, helping completely resolve potential contamination issues. Hygiena’s products are budget-friendly and easy to use, simplifying implementation and minimizing employee training.