For the Food Services and Healthcare Industries
Posted by Ciaran Gallagher on June 14, 2019
Launched in 2003, COSMO have now grown to have 19 restaurants across UK and Ireland. COSMO Authentic World Kitchen is inspired by the best five-star hotels in the world, which bring a choice of fresh food under the same roof and elevate the buffet concept to new levels. Teppanyaki experts grill steaks and fresh seafood right in front of your eyes and chefs lay on a never-ending array of dishes.
COSMO were looking for a system that would satisfy their Primary Authority Partnership at Reading. The system needed to be fully compliant with their current Food Safety regulations. Critically, it needed to be able to provide labour savings against manual checks that were being carried out and they wanted to eradicate paperwork piling up. The business also wanted to be able to have visibility of what was happening across the whole business, before EHO visits, so that they could be proactive to ensure standards were being achieved.
With a diverse demographic of employees from different regions of the world the system had to be very user friendly.
The Kelsius HACCP solution is a fully automated, paperless system which ensures full compliance with statutory food safety requirements. Kelsius wireless temperature sensors monitor and record temperatures in all refrigerated areas and freezers. If a measured temperature rises above a set limit, an alert is triggered. This alert can be transmitted as a text message, email and via local visual alarms.
In addition to continuous temperature recording the Kelsius system also provides time and task management by recording key activities such as deliveries, cleaning tasks, hot & cold food probing and deli traceability. All records are securely stored on the Kelsius website and each retailer can access their records at any time from any Web-enabled PC or laptop. HACCP reports can also be automatically emailed as required.
An alternative system was trialled at one of the branches but failed to meet their requirements. Following on from this it was decided to trial the FoodCheck paperless HACCP system by Kelsius.
Following an extensive trial of FoodCheck at the Nottingham branch a further 2 restaurants in Dublin and Southampton were implemented. Over the next 3 months and through regular consultation Kelsius continued to work with COSMO to ensure that the systems functionalities were all being utilised.
Finally an agreement was made to award Kelsius the contract to provide our FoodCheck system across the Group. The Kelsius FoodCheck system is now installed in all locations as well as the production kitchen in Milton Keynes and has provided many benefits and savings to the business.
FoodCheck ensured COSMO were fully compliant with all Food Safety Regulations and more than satisfied the Primary Authority Partnership at Reading.
COSMO experienced substantial labour savings when eliminating manual unit checks, HACCP administration and Audit preparation.
FoodCheck helped COMSO to eradicate vast amounts of paperwork.
All information recorded on the system is stored using Cloud Technology allowing Senior Management to access HACCP records remotely and easily to ensure standards were being achieved.
FoodCheck’s easy-to-use interface and the comprehensive training delivered by Kelsius ensured all staff are proficient in the use of the system.
"We have the Kelsius FoodCheck HACCP system in operation in all our restaurants throughout the UK and Ireland. We have found the system invaluable in assisting us in implementing our Food Safety plan.
It is so easy for staff to use and for management to access and review records.
We can access records from all Restaurants remotely allowing for greater visibility and the Group Usage Reports are fantastic.
Comso restaurants have an average score of 4.92 out of 5 among participating Restaurants in the Scores on the Doors Scheme with all the Restaurants in Scotland achieving the top grade. Kelsius has been instrumental in helping us reach this level.”