Colonial School District, New Castle, DE
Contact: Child Nutrition Director
Why did you buy the Digi SmartTemps program?
We purchased the Digi SmartTemps system to exceed HACCP Compliance. The program is user-friendly and with onsite training by our local dealer, the system was accepted well by our staff. The Digi SmartTemps program was also economical for all of the capabilities that it offers.
How has it helped you with compliance issues?
The system has ensured our HACCP program is in compliance with our established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Staff involvement was key, which has helped our people gain a better understanding of our current SOPs. Another benefit for us is the ability to monitor cooking temps and cooling procedures to ensure that staff keeps the quality and integrity of our products within district standards.
What part of the program has been most valuable to you?
As a supervisor, online access to each school site enables us to view daily items during the HACCP process. Twenty-four hour freezer/refrigerator monitoring has saved us on numerous occasions, especially during long holiday and summer breaks, from having to discard large quantities of food due to equipment failure. We love the ability to go “paperless.” This system gives us the ability to see our key areas in which we need to improve on for keeping cold and hot foods at the proper temperature.
How has Digi SmartTemps saved you time, money, and improved product safety?
Twenty-four hour freezer/refrigerator monitoring for any equipment malfunctions. We had 4 walk-in units go down at the same school at the beginning of spring break, if it were not for the Digi SmartTemps system, we would have lost a significant amount of food and, needless to say, an unpleasant clean-up.
“We love the ability to go “paperless.” This system gives us the ability to see our key areas in which we need to improve on for keeping cold and hot foods at the proper temperature.”
-Child Nutrition Director