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Freshmarx Intelligent Food Industry Solutions can help define your requirements and develop solutions that will ensure your product is safe for consumption, in compliance with regulations, and trusted by the consumer. 

We can show you how to "future-proof" your operations to quickly and easily adapt to the ever-changing world of the food supply chain.  Our solutions enable labor efficiency, food safety, sustainability and enhance the consumer experience by harnessing the power of accurate, shared data throughout the food industry supply chain.

Check out our solutions below or for a more in-depth, interactive experience check out our virtual supply chain, AD Explore.

RFID Solutions

RFID for Food and Beverage

The food industry is going through deep, seismic changes driven by the evolution of new technology in both manufacturing and our daily routines. Through the Internet of Things, nearly everything in our lives as consumers is evolving toward less friction and more automation. From cashier-less stores to ordering via smart speaker, time-strapped consumers are gravitating toward shopping that’s less of a chore. In addition, customers want to know what’s in their food, and where exactly it came from, all the way back to the source. Supply chains are now dinner-party conversation topics and the race to deliver convenience is on, one where smarter supply chains must provide transparency and accountability above all.

What's the answer?
Digital ID solutions such as RFID dramatically improve inventory management and enable you to see exactly what’s come in, how much product you have, and when it leaves — with 99 percent accuracy. That allows you to automate, to maintain quality and shelf life without compromise, to locate lost products, to redirect what needs to be redirected, and to withdraw only what needs withdrawing. By adding a unique identifier and online connectivity to every item in any inventory, RFID-enabled labels let grocers, restaurants, convenience stores, and food suppliers dramatically improve inventory management, efficiency, traceability, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. We design our solutions to meet customers’ most pressing challenges, and continually innovate to make sure we stay a step ahead of the industry’s rapidly changing needs.

Freshmarx Data Management Applications

From farm to fork, market challenges are driving foodservice providers to find new ways to:

  • Track and move inventory efficiently
  • Keep food safe
  • Enable quicker, more accurate recalls
  • Address consumer perception around food provenance and waste  

This requires software solutions that are adaptable, flexible, sustainable, and resilient.

Freshmarx Connect

Today’s food producers face many challenges such as:

  • Food traceability from field to consumer with accurate food recall capability and the ability to inform customers immediately
  • Providing consumer visibility to food provenance information. Compliance with new government regulations and customer requirements
  • Timely delivery of fresh food to processors, distribution centers, and retailers

Farms need a sustainable, automated solution that provides supply chain transparency, is adaptable, flexible, sustainable, and resilient.

What's the answer?

It all starts with a label.  Freshmarx Connect is a First Mile solution that enables the digitization of the food supply chain by helping farmers and producers create Produce Traceability Initiative-compliant labels and data as close to the field as possible. Our digital ID technology solutions help companies verify a food item’s journey across the entire supply chain- from source to final destination - minimizing risk and cost.  Users can generate serialized global trade numbers (GTINs) and global location numbers (GLNs).

Freshmarx Prep

Without an automated kitchen, individual restaurant functions suffer, and time is wasted from front -of-house to back -of-house.  Here are some of the problems experienced by restaurants that have not automated kitchen operations:  

  • Out-of-date inventories
  • Poor stock management and rotation,
  • Inadequate forecasting of stock levels, Inability to address restaurant trends such as off-premises dining

When time isn’t set aside to anticipate trends and the technologies that address upcoming trends like ghost kitchens, a rise in third-party delivery companies, and off-premise dining, competitors can quickly get a leg up and surpass any past gains an operator may have made.*

What's the answer?

Freshmarx Prep is a customer-inspired, flexible food prep software that enables unique, one-of-a-kind applications, features, and a user interface to support processes for intuitive food prep for foodservice providers.

  • Improve productivity with versatile label printing for freshness, nutrition, ingredient, grab and go, and more
  • Increase efficiency with flexible intuitive button-based interface and ability to change data field information on the fly
  • Improve compliance with food safety and quality standards
 

Freshmarx Food Donation

What restaurants do with their excess food is of increasing importance to their customers. A study by Unilever revealed that:

  •  72% of U.S. diners care about how restaurants handle food waste
  • 47% would be willing to spend more to eat at a restaurant with an active food recovery program

As a financial plus, most food donations are tax-deductible.

What's the answer?
Freshmarx Food Donation helps foodservice providers give back to the community and realize potential tax benefits by providing surplus food donations in a safe, traceable way.  Now it's easy to track the donation recipient or log the type of food (protein, dairy, etc) that make up the donation, which is a requirement in many communities and makes it easy to digitize records for tax reporting.
  • Logs and tracks food waste root causes 
  • Enhances food waste reduction efforts
  • Reduces landfill waste and methane emissions
  • Helps feed food-challenged families
  • Reduces business cost and increase consumer saving
  • Improves sales by gaining consumer respect
  • Enables tax benefits

”Rethinking Food Waste through Economics and Data: A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste” - www.refed.com

Freshmarx Food Waste Tracker

Managing food waste is a key component in running a successful business:

  • An additional $620 million in profit potential per year could be realized by adopting prevention solutions such as waste tracking and analytics
  • Every dollar invested in food waste reduction can result in approximately $8 in cost savings*
What's the answer?
Freshmarx Food Waste Tracker helps determine exactly how much food inventory is lost due to inaccurate inventory management and kitchen processes. Food weight is automatically imported from an integrated scale, or the weight or other units of measure can be entered manually.  Trouble areas can be tracked and action plans created to reduce waste in the future.
  • Logs and tracks food waste root causes 
  • Enhances food waste reduction efforts
  • Reduces landfill waste and methane emissions
  • Helps feed food-challenged families
  • Reduces business cost and increase consumer saving
  • Improves sales by gaining consumer respect
  • Enables tax benefits

”Rethinking Food Waste through Economics and Data: A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste” - www.refed.com

Freshmarx Nutrition

Consumers expect foodservice providers to accurately label food to help them make important decisions that impact the health of their families. It’s critical that our foodservice customers have a fast and easy method to produce accurate, legible nutritional labels.

What's the answer?

Freshmarx Nutrition allows foodservice providers to input recipes, calculate nutrition values, and import all nutritional information to the Freshmarx Central or Freshmarx Tablet for easy label printing of grab and go and prepared foods. Integrates with ESHA's Genesis R&D Food Formulation software to bring you accurate and complete nutrition data, which helps simplify the recipe creation process while supporting nutrition label precision. System-wide updates to nutritional values due to menu changes are made with the push of a button. Combining two industry-best platforms works on a variety of levels enables:

  • Automated data import eliminates the need for manual data entry
    • Reduction of error
    • Increased productivity
  • Process for alignment of labels with government regulations
  • Compliant nutrition labels with accurate data
  • One source for nutrition facts, nutrition labels & recipe storage

Freshmarx Task Tracker

Paper checklists are notoriously error-prone and time-consuming when it comes to task completion accuracy or tracking employee productivity.

What's the answer?

Freshmarx® Task Tracker is a cloud-based, customizable digital checklist application for kitchen task execution and food probe temperature monitoring. Digitizing checklists creates a standard across your chain and gives greater oversight to individual restaurant performance via a cloud-hosted enterprise-level user interface. With Freshmarx Task Tracker, users also have the ability to check and record temperatures on specific food items with a temperature probe.

  • Reduces checklist “forgery” 
  • Provides credible detail for health inspector review
  • Enables employee accountability and clarity of task 
  • Introduces checklist standardization using one method and one checklist for all stores 
  • Reports downloadable to Excel
  • Secure data storage prevents loss of data
  • Results analytics to track performance

Freshmarx Temp Tracker

On average, kitchens experience refrigerator failures at least twice a year.  With typical refrigeration inventory averaging over $10,000, these failures can result in significant food waste and lost revenue. Food safety can be compromised, jeopardizing both customer safety and brand loyalty.

What's the answer?

Freshmarx® Temp Tracker enables automated temperature and humidity monitoring in refrigeration units.  Temperatures are checked at designated intervals, and digital records are created allowing for customized, on-demand reports for inspectors and other stakeholders. When a cooler is out of its assigned temperature threshold for a designated time frame, alerts and notifications are pushed via text/ email to designated users, allowing them to quickly respond. This cloud-based application can be accessed from Apple, Android, and Windows smart devices, and Windows PCs.

  • Food is kept at its optimal temperature leading to safer food
  • Helps prevent inventory loss due to inaccurate storage temperatures
  • Improves efficiency, no more manual temperature checks
  • Saves on energy costs - no need to open the cooling unit door to check the temperature

Freshmarx Data Management Systems

Without an automated kitchen, individual restaurant functions suffer, and time is wasted from front-of- house to back-of-house. Here are some of the problems experienced by restaurants that have not automated kitchen operations:  

  • Out-of-date inventories
  • Poor stock management and rotation
  • Inadequate forecasting of stock levels,
  • Inability to address restaurant trends such as off-premises dining. 

When time isn’t set aside to anticipate trends and the technologies that address upcoming trends like ghost kitchens, a rise in third-party delivery companies, and off-premise dining, competitors can quickly get a leg up and surpass any past gains an operator may have made.* 

*https://www.qsrmagazine.com/outside-insights/implementing-efficiencies-within-your-restaurant

Freshmarx Central and Freshmarx Tablet Systems

Integrates a full suite of back-of-house data management and printing applications into one cohesive system to help:

  • Ensure food safety
  • Increase efficiencies
  • Save money
  • Reduce waste
  • Enhance the consumer experience
  • Future-proof kitchens and address the unique challenges of foodservice providers

These Android OS data management and printing solutions leverage the Freshmarx Prep software application to provide versatile label printing for freshness, nutrition, ingredient, grab and go, and more;  flexible intuitive button-based interface, ability to change data field information on the fly, compliance with food safety and quality standards. Users can prepare and label food items, watch training videos, view recipes, monitor cooler temperatures, and verify checklists.

  • Freshmarx Central System is a tabletop printer featuring two printheads, durable metal casework, and a variety of communication ports
  • Freshmarx Tablet System features an Android tablet and a small desktop printer.

 

Monarch Handheld Labelers

Eliminate the need to handwrite dates and ingredients by choosing a Freshmarx Monarch Handheld Labeler that clearly and efficiently prints your required information. These mechanical labelers provide the convenience of mobile printing. Print labels in any environment throughout the food supply chain, from the farm all the way to the restaurant/grocery store. Printing on the go allows your operations to boost productivity as you’ll be able to quickly apply identification at the time of pick, pack or put away while providing increased legibility over handwritten solutions. Food labels should be easy to read, clear and concise, and the handheld labeler does that in one easy step.

Expand your traceability with clean, clear, and concise labeling. In today’s food supply chain environment, brands and suppliers are constantly looking for solutions to ensure food traceability. Handheld labelers and labels are a good choice when you need to track:

  • Lot codes
  • PLU codes
  • Country of Origin / Field Location
  • Prep/pull dates and times
  • Product rotation 
  • Ingredients

Monarch Pathfinder 6059 with RFID
for the Food Supply Chain

Digital ID solutions such as RFID dramatically improve inventory management and enable foodservice providers to see exactly what’s come in, how much product is in inventory, and when it leaves — with 98% accuracy. RFID enables automation, quality assurance, and shelf life accuracy without compromise, to locate lost products, to redirect what needs to be redirected, and to withdraw only what needs withdrawing.

The Avery Dennison Monarch Pathfinder 6059 with RFID is the only mobile one-piece solution that can encode and print RFID labels on demand. Now you can take RFID encoding and labeling right to the product.

  • Empowers restaurants and stores to become 100% RFID enabled
  • Scan a package, retrieve the routing information, encode RFID technology into the inlay of a label, and print the RFID-encoded label to apply to the package
  • Encode cases and inner packs with source information that allows the food to be tracked and accounted for throughout the supply chain.
  • Produce 2D barcodes that provide product details to the consumer
  • Add RFID labels to products at the processor or distribution center as a value-added service or at restaurants or stores at receiving

By adding a unique identifier and online connectivity to every item in any inventory, RFID-enabled labels let grocers, restaurants, convenience stores, and food suppliers dramatically improve inventory management, efficiency, traceability, sustainability, and customer satisfaction.

PathSpot Hand Scanner

PathSpot hand scanner detects signs of viruses and bacteria that cause foodborne illness. Employees wash, dry, and scan their hands to check for indicators of foodborne illness. In just two seconds, employees get a clear result. If contamination is present, employees must rewash and rescan their hands. Restaurants can monitor handwashing frequency and effectiveness, with the visibility needed to ensure compliance and support a positive sanitation culture.

Benefits:

  • Food safety 
  • Consumer confidence
  • Handwashing rates increase by over 150% in just 1 month of using PathSpot
  • 75% reduction in contamination rates after 1 month of use, and 97% reduction after 6 months

Freshmarx Services and Support

Freshmarx Supplies

Accurate food labeling is central to food safety compliance, but it's also critical for food retailers committed to quality, traceability, and consumer confidence. Our range of stock and custom innovative freshness, nutritional, promotional, dissolvable, durable, and high-heat food labeling solutions improve speed, accuracy, and productivity throughout the global food supply chain while informing customers. 

More Freshmarx Connected Supply Chain Solutions

Grower/Producer

The digital journey of our food begins here

Processor

Tracking the transformation from raw to packaged food

Distribution Center

Accurate inventory for the right customer at the right time

Stockroom

Leveraging upstream digital identification

Kitchen

Automated solutions help future-proof kitchens

Restaurant

Serving safe food onsite, in the drive-through, or by delivery

Grocery/Convenience Store

Building resilience with omni-channel proficiencies

AD Explore

Virtual supply chain experience