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Why a Smartphone app is not so smart in a kitchen

February 5th , 2020 by

If you’re looking at different digital food safety systems, and you’ve considered an app to be used on an existing smartphone or tablet, you may want to think again.

Various studies have proven that mobile devices are one of the most unhygienic items on the planet. And is it any wonder, given that the average person touches their smartphone 2,617 times a day, according to research by dscout! Let’s not even think about where they are when using their phone.

If you and your staff are like most of us these days – bereft without our phones in our hands much of the time – then no amount of hand washing is going to stop the spread of bacteria from your phones to your customers’ food. Touchscreen devices really don’t belong in food preparation areas.

Here’s a small sample of the types of nasty bacteria that have been found lurking on mobile phones:

  • E-coli
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Influenza
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Streptococcus

One study took swabs of people’s smartphones and found a staggering 7,000 different types of bacteria from 51 samples.

The alternative?

The Monika Smart PA device!

If you choose Monika, your system comes with the Monika Smart PA, which has Biocote anti-microbial protection. Your dedicated device for managing all food safety tasks in your kitchen, it offers access to Monika’s food safety software to get the job done and without unnecessary distractions too! Keep it in the kitchen, for kitchen use only, keep it clean and enjoy hygienic task management….

For more information please contact us today.