SGS has announced a partnership with Eezytrace, an innovative software solution that powers data-driven risk management and helps digitize self-check procedures in the foodservice industry. As a leading provider of testing, inspection and certification services, SGS helps food operators improve food safety management.

Despite advances in the understanding of foodborne illnesses and hygiene practices, food retail and foodservice establishments continue to experience outbreaks caused by inconsistent food handling behaviors. To ensure hygiene and food safety, companies perform regular onsite inspections. However, each inspection is only a snapshot in time and fails to give a comprehensive view of daily staff practices.

In light of the challenges encountered in the food service and retail industry, SGS Eezytrace was developed. The solution combines digital technology with industry expertise, offering an integrated approach to food safety management. By generating powerful data-driven insights that allow prioritized and targeted remediation, SGS Eezytrace enhances food safety and compliance management.

SGS Eezytrace offers a digital platform to automate all control activities on site, reducing the complexity and time needed for numerous tasks. The tool simplifies daily operations for staff, saving time so they can focus on safety-critical activities and improving food safety culture. Additionally, SGS Eezytrace features an advanced data analytics engine to track consistency of food safety practices and behaviors in daily operations. The scoring algorithm allows for detection of sites lagging below standards, anticipation of negative trends, and prioritization of resources.

The wealth of expertise from SGS means foodservice brands and franchises will be strongly supported to drive food safety excellence and protect consumer health across their sites. SGS provides customized guidance for resource optimization, focused risk assessment, and targeted remediation, as well as training and coaching.

The benefits of adopting SGS Eezytrace are:

  1. Increased operational efficiency by reducing complexity for staff
  2. Increased inspection efficiency by providing powerful data-based insight to inspectors
  3. Enabled risk anticipation by detecting substandard practices across sites

The joint global solution intends to disrupt the overall management of food safety risks and the traditional inspection-based system.