Every day, the modern smartphone becomes more and more ingrained into our daily routine. Nearly everyone has one, and it is one device that never seems to be too far out of reach day and night. That got us thinking about what a smartphone can do to improve food safety not only in the food service industry but wherever we go.
Food Safety Certification Training on Mobile Devices
A quick search for food safety apps on your device’s app store will reveal that there are a plethora of food handling apps that range from at food safety tips to food safety certification preparation, study guides and practice tests. Many of these apps are free to download, while some from more official sources require a small amount of money to acquire. With this information literally at your fingertips, you can quickly find the answers or resources whenever you have a food safety question or would like to take a quick refresher course.
Before you dive head first into any food safety app, it is important to note that these apps may not be endorsed by your local health department. While they can be a valuable resource, you should be double checking any questionable material with your official food certification training guides or the Minnesota Food Code.
We’ve been having fun checking out some of these mobile resources. We can only wonder what the future of technology and food service training holds. Hopefully VR and robotic food certification instruction is far off into the future and we hang on to our need of human interaction, at least for a little while.
Do you have any apps that have helped you keep on top of food safety or make any aspect of your business easier?