Innovative, Intuitive Software for Food Safety Pros

FoodCode-Pro™ works the way you do. It expects you to enter violations as you encounter them rather than follow a preset order of a checklist. FoodCode-Pro will keep organize the violations in the final reports so you don't have to. Our base system (FoodCode-IQ™) is checklist based but FoodCode-Pro™ will bring you to a new level of accuracy and protection from liability. Rather than follow a checklist of items to look for, it knows you are smarter than that, you see violations as you go. FoodCode-Pro™ is written by inspectors for inspectors. So, enter violations as you go and let FoodCode-Pro™ convert that into the report organized by FDA Sections, item numbers and violations. FoodCode-Pro™ is built by inspectors for inspectors, the difference is clear to see.

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Up to the Minute Food Code

FoodCode-Pro™ is equipped with the entire up to date FDA Food Code. Variations for individual jurisdictions are available at no extra charge. There is a powerful yet simple search feature that allows you to search the entire food code in an instant. Can't remember the item number or code for hot holding violation? Simply enter 135 and hit search. Guess what? There it is, another touch and it is added to the inspection. Having this type of backup to your observations is a game changer and helps protect your liability.

Dead Simple to use

If you have been writing reports by hand you already know how to use FoodCode-Pro™. It proceeds through an inspection just like you have always done. Only now you have an expert assistant to help you find even obscure violations. Simply choose the establishment you are inspecting, and with dropdown lists the details you need are entered quicker than you could possibly write or even speak. The meat of the system is the violations. Use the powerful search feature to find the right violations, get photographic evidence on the fly, dictate notes as you go. Let FoodCode-Pro™ help you ditch the paper!

Talk about saving time

Ok, you have gone through the restaurant, adding violations, some thorough notes, pictures, temps and now what? How about printing or emailing a perfect report on the spot complete with automatic scoring (your scoring system not ours) , FoodCode-Pro™ adds the violations description ( taken from the actual code), highlights and marks any violations that you saw the last time you visited, and puts it in all in a perfect, easy to read FDA format (or your own preferred format.) Total time: 12 seconds.

Digitized and Organized

The data is in there forever, well up there or wherever the cloud is. Its backed up, it's secure and you can report on it any way you want. Tell FoodCode-Pro™ to show you all the violations Store A has had in the last 12 months... sort them by date.. now how about sorting by violation and "Voila!" and the report shows that Store A has had a hair restraint violation in 90% of their inspections. Time to force some action. Need to present findings at a hearing? 5 minutes of report collection and you are ready to go. No more filing cabinets. Ditch the paper and join the Relavent generation.

You want to see how it works? Let's Go!

Here is an interactive demo that will give you a taste of what FoodCode-Pro™ can do!

Interactive iPad Demo

This interactive demo will simulate you performing an inspection at The Tavern, one of your favorite locations ( they always do well.) Check it out all the way from starting the inspection on the iPad to printing or PDF'ing (is that a word?) the reports. There are similar screens for the iPhone as well. The entire food code is in the palm of your hand.

This demo will take you through an entire inspection from start to finish. It is so good, so convincing, so far above other products you have to see it to believe it.

Drop us a line here and we will get you the password. We can't wait to show you!
 

Or take a look at a demo of the desktop system.
 

Frequently asked questions.

How easy is it to learn?
If you are an experienced inspector it will take 2 inspections to surpass your speed on paper, 10 inspections and you are cutting your time in half from the start of the inspection through reporting. This is the future!
Is it expensive?
The cost of the software varies from installation to installation but starts at $150 per month for a a local set up to $2000 or more for a large team of inspectors.
Can I design my own reports?
There are many reports to choose from but if it isn't already covered we can add it to the report list as long as you are willing to share it with other users!
Can I search for violations?
OMG, yes! The system was built on that first and foremost you can search on any aspect, a word, a phrase, an item number, a partial violation code, bring up an entire section. It is unlimited and built in to the inspections process.
How much training do I need to start?
If you are an experienced inspector it will take 2-4 inspections for you to feel you are about even in speed to a hand written report. After a dozen inspections you will be very comfortable. New inspectors have a lot to learn about inspecting before they will be good at either a paper report or a FoodCode-Pro report. Having FoodCode-PRO's™ violation database at hand will allow faster learning and better accuracy of the violations cited.
Can it summarize data for me?
There is an infinite number of ways you can filter and sort date to fit your needs. Just about any question you have can be made into a report. "Show me all the inspections Henry did in 2018? "How many repeat violations did restaurant x have in the last 5 inspections?" You can filter it based on any combination of data.
What if I don't want to score the inspection?
The scoring is very flexible, it could just be turned off or adjusted to your liking. There are 2 built in scoring algorithms , one deducts the points for each violation by the severity (your choice or you can use the default numbers.) Another weights the size of the restaurant and reduces the point deductions for large venues and increases it for small venues. You can also adjust the deduction amount at the violation level while you are entering the violation or it can be adjusted across the system assigning any point value you like to any violation. Or turn the scoring off and it will just list how many violations were found of each type (P, Pf, C)
Can I import my current client or inspection location list?
In 90% of the installations we can help import your old data into FoodCode-Pro. This could be as simple as your contact list to as complex as old inspection data if you have any of that digitized already. Some installations have transferred many of the inspections to Excel or something similar so we may be able to import the basic data for you.
How secure is the data?
All communication between the server and user is encrypted using SSL. We employ both gateway border firewall systems as well as individual firewall systems on all of our servers. We utilize Encryption at Rest (EAR) capability which encrypts the database contents themselves while on the server whether it is in use or not. FoodCode Pro has many other layers of security, You can assign users to certain screens, certain tasks read only, really any sheme you can come up with.
What about backups?
You will have your own server dedicated to your system, and that data is backed up Daily, but in some installations we back up hourly. Backups can be downloaded to certain users or stored in a company drop box if need be.
Does the system work on windows or Macs?
The system is 100% cross platform. for devices in the field we only trust iPhones and iPads to give the optimum performance and reliability.
I just want a simple checklist. will this work?
Well yes, but FoodCode-PRO™ is so much more than that so we can not recommend this as a simple checklist, it is just so rich and full featured. Email us and we can give you a preview of FoodCode-IQ™ which offers a more checklist format (In fact it does more than most "full featured" competitors!)

FoodCode-Pro Comparison Guide

featureFoodCode-PRO
Product A
Product B
Cross platform between
Windows and Mac,iPads, iPhones
Dedicated server included for your system
iPhone and iPads used in the field
Easily search the entire FDA and Local Codes code during an inspection
Flexible scoring
Custom Reports Included
Custom Charts Included
Easy photo insert during inspection
Stores other related documents like PDf, Word
Uses P, Pf & C to match the Food Code
Temperature summaries
Corrective Actions
Identifies repeat violations on the fly
Variance alert
Customizable checklist
Dictation of notes on site
Email report to business on site
review report on site
Illness/complaint investigation forms
How do other inspection software systems stack up?

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MEET OUR TALENT

LISA BERGER

Founder, CEO, Food Safety Guru

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EILEEN HICKS

Founder, President, Inspector extraordinaire

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MICHAEL HICKS

Founder, Director

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EDWARD BLANK

Founder, CFO, tarpon fisherman, bicycle racer

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JOHN WINSON

CTO, Technical Savant, Go Red Sox

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Dr. Darin Detwiler, LP.D., M.A.Ed.

Advisor

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Dr. Darin Detwiler is the Assistant Dean at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. His work at the university includes quality assurance supervision for all undergrad and graduate programs. He is also a Professor of Food Regulatory Policy, responsible for the development and instruction of courses related to food safety, global economics of food & agriculture, and food policy, for graduate students who work in the food industry. He additionally advises industry and government agencies, addressing food safety and authenticity issues in the U.S. and abroad. After the loss of a son to E.coli in a landmark outbreak 25 years ago, he consulted with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in strengthening food safety policies, particularly in the areas of consumer education, product labeling, and their Pathogen Reduction Program. In addition to serving in various educational and advisory capacities, his committee work includes appointments to two terms as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection for the USDA, where his work improved standards and policies related to risk-based sampling. As the Senior Policy Coordinator for a national food safety organization, he evaluated pertinent regulatory issues for the USDA and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a consumer advocate in their stakeholder advisory group. He later served two terms as a council member for the Conference for Food Protection, identifying and addressing emerging problems of food safety to influence model laws and regulations among all government agencies. Detwiler received his Doctorate of Law and Policy from Northeastern University with a research focus on state implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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