Frequently Asked Questions
What is food safety?
From the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, food safety is about "handling, storing and preparing food to prevent infection and help to make sure that our food keeps enough nutrients for us to have a healthy diet." In other words, we know that we get our nutrients from food - but so do microorganisms that can get us sick. So we need to be conscientious about handling, storing, and preparing our food so that when we get around to eating, we don’t get sick. Tandem Food helps your company manage the good (fermentation), the bad (spoilage), and the ugly (foodborne illness) of microorganisms.
What is a food safety plan?
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States of America, a food safety plan provides a systematic approach to the identification of food safety hazards that must be controlled to prevent or minimize the likelihood of foodborne illness or injury. In other words, a written plan to minimize the risk of getting a customer sick. Tandem Food specializes creating food safety plans with our three part approach - check out our Services.
Why partner with Tandem Food LLC?
• Increase the level of food safety compliance with federal, state, and local regulations to confidently pass inspections
• Increase profitability through improved efficiency of operational processes
• Boost employee performance
• Promote a food safety culture
• Receive additional support through our professional network for questions outside of our scope
Tandem Food LLC develops customized payment plans to ensure the value of partnering with us for your food safety needs.
My company is a small business and food safety consulting sounds expensive. Why should I invest in developing a food safety plan?
A documented food safety plan reassures you and your customers that you are doing everything you can to preserve your product and brand integrity. The cost of implementing a food safety plan can cost as little as $3000 where food recalls in the US cost companies an average of $10,000,000 in direct costs alone*. A food safety plan not only saves you stress and capital, but improves your food safety, profits, and performance.
*According to a study by the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association