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Executive Chef Applauds Secure-Temp Monitoring System

By Kim Piroli

The best product promotion by far is the endorsement of a client with recognized expertise in their field. Executive Chef Jean-Claude Philon at the Grand Hyatt, DFW is one of those consummate professionals in the industry.

Executive Chef Jean-Claude Philon applauds the Secure-Temp monitoring system for providing him with both time efficiencies and peace of mind.

Accomplished Chefs like Executive Chef Jean-Claude Philon know too well the benefits of proper temperature maintenance and the time required to maintain manual records to ensure compliance.

The Secure-Temp monitoring system installed in every Victory refrigerator and freezer saves time and money while ensuring compliance with food safety standards.  To learn more call Dan Piroli at 404-834-8294.

Secure Victory for Food Safety and Energy Savings

By Kim Piroli

Victory Refrigeration elevates food safety technology to unparalleled levels with the introduction of Secure-Temp 1.0™ Technology. The global storage refrigeration leader since 1944 has earned a reputation unrivaled in the industry. Now, the Secure-Temp Technology leads Victory Refrigeration to the forefront of the industry in the advancement of food safety and energy savings.

Foodservice professionals know too well that maintaining proper temperature is a key element to the prevention of foodborne illness. Unfortunately, many commercial kitchens still rely on antiquated pencil and paper systems to comply with HACCP and  other compliance requirements.

Save Energy. Improve Food Safety. Protect Assets.

The first application of its kind in the foodservice industry, Secure-Temp 1.0™ Technology will save energy, optimize maintenance schedules, improve food safety, and protect valuable assets.  All Victory Refrigeration products include Point Six Wireless temperature sensors as a standard feature.  The Point Six WiFi sensors provide real-time, around the clock reporting and monitoring of temperature breaches that could lead to asset loss and unsafe food.  A preventive maintenance service alerts the operator to potential problems that could lead to costly downtime.

Secure-Temp 1.0™ is the only temperature monitoring and reporting system in the industry that does not require additional costs for monthly monitoring services and software.

To learn more about Point Six Wireless temperature sensors  call Dan Piroli at 404-834-8294 or email dan@pointsix.com. Visit our website at www.Pointsix.com for additional information on our wireless technology for foodservice.

Victory Refrigeration is one of four component companies of the AFE division, which was purchased in January 2008 by the Ali Group – a global leader in the manufacture and sale of foodservice equipment. Due to broad and flexible specification product line, resource-saving designs, technological innovation, unsurpassed build quality, ENERGY STAR® participation and excellent service, Victory has earned its reputation for providing “Refrigeration At Its Best.” Visit www.VictoryRefrigeration.com for additional information.


By Kim Piroli

This is an excellent article by Peter Giacalone, president of Giacalone Associates LLC.  Major players in the security market use Point Six Wireless sensors for temperature monitoring and detection of water leaks. These security companies gain competitive advantage and increased revenue while providing valuable protection for their clients.

By Peter Giacalone

ONE OF THE MAIN ROLES of a security professional is to help mitigate losses and or damages to people and property. So why is it then that many dealers still only offer the monitoring of nonsecurity detectors and sensors such as flood, fire, temperature, etc., only in response to client requests — and usually only as part of a larger, more comprehensive intrusion or life-safety system?

I’ve found that companies that take a more deliberate and proactive approach to monitoring sensors beyond intrusion and fire have experienced great success in closing ratios and increased recurring monthly revenue (RMR). “Environmental” monitoring addresses many events, the most common being high temperature, low temperature, high water, low water and flood conditions. Read more on Peter Giacalone’s insight: https://goo.gl/PfqFe2

To learn more about how Point Six Wireless Sensors  provide added value to security companies and mitigate losses contact Dan Piroli at 404.834.8294 or dan@pointsix.com.


FSMA. Learn The Rules.

By Kim Piroli

Each year, one of every six people in the United States suffers from foodborne illness – that’s 48 million people per year. Over 100,000 require hospitalization, and thousands actually die from foodborne illness. FSMA is the FDA legislative mandate that transforms the  food safety system from responding to outbreaks to a system that prevents outbreaks in the first place.  Food facilities (both animal and human) are now required to evaluate the hazards in their operations, implement and monitor prevention measures and have a corrective action plan in place.

Rule 1 

FDA inspections will hold the industry accountable and compliance is mandatory.  There are 7 FSMA rules.  Rule 1 requires each facility to have a PCQI (Preventative Controls Qualified Individual) create, implement and manage the facility’s Food Safety Plan. This individual must be available to the FDA within 24 hrs in the event of an inspection or other related food safety issue. Although a 3rd party may act as PCQI, it is highly recommended that at least one on site employee complete the FDA approved curriculum and receive the FSPCA Certificate of Training.

What do I do now?

Learn the rules. Get at least one employee certified. Point Six Wireless partner Waresys, offers training courses with FDA approved curriculum and certified trainers. Two courses are available; an awareness course to familiarize your employees with the Rules, and a PCQI training class to certify an employee as required in Rule 1.

The PCQI Training consists of 2.5 days, or 20 hrs and will cover the 7 FSMA Rules:

FSMA Basics

  • Background
  • Rules
  • Due Dates

Rule 1:  Preventative Control for Human Foods

Rule 2: Preventative Control for Animal Foods Overview

Rule 3: Foreign Supplier Verification Program

Rule 4: Third Party Auditor Accreditation Overview

Rule 5: Produce Safety Overview

Rule 6:  Sanitary Transportation

Rule 7: Food Defense

FSMA Recap

  • Rules
  • How to comply
  • How we can help

Prepare now for your FSMA compliance deadline. Learn more about FSMA training courses at www.waresys.net. Training courses begin in January and are offered in Las Vegas, Nashville and Los Angeles.

To learn more about Point Six Wireless temperature sensors and how they can help with your FSMA food safety compliance plan, call Dan Piroli at 404-834-8294 or email dpiroli@l-com.com. Visit our website at www.Pointsix.com for additional information on our wireless technology for foodservice.


By Kim Piroli

\n\nThe first compliance date for the  FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has passed. It was September 19, there 2016.  The Act requires the entire food chain supply to implement standards in an effort to prevent foodborne illness.\n\nDOCUMENTATION IS KEY. ACCURATE DATE ESSENTIAL.\n\nThis first major compliance requires large manufacturers of human and animal food to meet preventive controls and Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMPS) requirements. Processes and procedures will be needed to document and demonstrate that legal criteria is being met. Preventive controls for temperature regulation play an essential role in this legislation.\n\nJUST ONE DEGREE DEVIATION.  AN ENTIRE SHIPMENT \”UNSAFE\”.\n\nThe FDA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule requires shippers to adhere to strict requirements for temperature-controlled food. Just one degree in deviation from the designated or recommended temperature of food during transport could render the entire shipment unsafe.  A receiving facility cannot accept it, sickness and it can’t be salvaged or sold on the secondary market.  It will be considered waste.  Accurate records of adequate temperature controls during the transportation process will prevent waste and save money.\n\nLESSEN THE BURDEN OF COMPLIANCE WITH WIRELESS TEMPERATURE SENSORS.\n\nWith so much attention on temperature control, it is glaringly apparent that technology plays a critical component in FSMA compliance. Point Six™ Wireless temperature sensors provide accurate, real-time actionable data and irrefutable documentation, making FSMA compliance for temperature regulation less burdensome.\n\nLearn more about Point Six™ Wireless temperature sensors at www.PointSix.com or call Dan Piroli at 404.834.8294. Point Six™ Wireless is a member of the L-com Global family of brands.



SensEnomics™ is an innovative "Sensors by Subscription" plan that enables you to take advantage of the latest wireless sensor technology with no upfront capital expenditure. For a nominal monthly fee, automatically receive reports and automated messages for proactive, efficient asset management. For information, contact Dan Piroli at dan@pointsix.com

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