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  • Engage 2016 – That’s a Wrap!


    October 27, 2016
    Top 5 Moments from Engage Foodservice, Retail, and Hospitality Industry Leaders Shared Ideas and Best Practices During the Three-Day Engage Conference Engage – RizePoint’s annual user conference – featured boot camps, educational sessions, and thought leadership about compliance trends and business intelligence. Top 5 Moments of Engage 2016: Video upload and image markup enhancements to Mobile Auditor! Everyone was buzzing wi... Read more
  • RizePoint October 2016 Release


    October 27, 2016
    In everything RizePoint does, we strive to help users collect better assessment data, see important information earlier, and act on that knowledge quickly. The October 2016 release provides RizePoint users with numerous ways to emphasize actionable data so that corrective actions can be completed quicker than ever before. The RizePoint Management Console now offers a dynamic user interface with quick, at-a-glance visibility into the informatio... Read more
  • Engage Customer Panel Recap

    By: Nisha Burke


    October 27, 2016
    The most anticipated session of the RizePoint Engage conference. When asked, “what do you want to get out of the RizePoint Engage user conference?” users commonly proclaim that they want to learn how others use the RizePoint system.  It’s true, RizePoint’s Management Console and Mobile Auditor solutions are so robust, and can be used in so many ways, it’s a terrific idea to understand how others put the system to work in their operati... Read more
  • Using RizePoint to Address Regulations

    By: Nisha Burke


    October 24, 2016
    A Recap from RizePoint Engage Conference Dealing with regulations isn’t the easiest task in life. Sure, regulations are a common part of our everyday lives in the foodservice, hospitality, and retail worlds, but facing new regulations can feel a bit like facing an opponent. It’s just business and we know regulations are designed to protect us all.  But, let’s be honest when we have the responsibility to master the regulations facing our ... Read more
  • Asking (and Answering) Some Essential FSMA Questions

    By: Frank Maylett


    September 26, 2016
      In my experience, you can’t solve tough business challenges until you start asking the right questions. So what are some of the most important FSMA questions your organization should be asking (and answering) as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) begins to take effect? Given its size and scope, the most obvious question is, “What specific organizational and operational changes do we need to make to consistently meet FSMA requi... Read more
  • Food Waste: The $165 billion opportunity

    By: John Knotwell


    September 16, 2016
      Remember all of the buzz around the $900-million-dollar Power Ball lottery in January? Americans were scrambling to buy tickets, even though their odds of winning were 1 in 175 million. A much easier way for Americans to add billions to their bottom line would be to stop food waste. $165 billion dollars. That’s the estimated value of the food wasted in the U.S. every year. Did you know that food waste is directly related to somethi... Read more
  • FSMA Compliance Deadline Begins: September, 19, 2016

    By: Frank Maylett


    September 8, 2016
    It’s compliance time. The law we have been talking about since January 4, 2011 is going live this month. The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years. Given the magnitude of the legislation, it is easy to be overwhelmed by what the law means and when mandatory compliance begins. In this post, we’ll look into the compliance dates in more detail, including the recently... Read more
  • Charting a Smart, Efficient Course to FSMA Compliance

    By: Frank Maylett


    September 1, 2016
      Like every government regulation, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is dense and complicated—with hundreds of rules and requirements, rolling implementation timelines and enough legal jargon to make even the most dedicated food safety expert’s eyes glaze over. But complicated or not, FSMA is here to stay, and as more requirements take effect, it’s starting to make a serious impact. So what’s the best way to understand ... Read more
  • STEM Scholarship Recap


    August 12, 2016
    Entries were submitted. Decisions were made. Scholarships were given. And 23 students from Canyon School District packed up their bags and headed off to STEM summer camp. We only wish we could've been flies on the wall at each of the different camps. From Utah to Oregon, from space exploration to graphics & robots, each student chose a specialty camp to attend with the money they received from the RizePoint STEM scholarship program. O... Read more
  • Who Made My Jacket?

    By: Frank Maylett


    August 4, 2016
    Responsible Sourcing: The Foundation of Your CSR Strategy Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a growing sector of our economy, and it’s not because environmentalists are buying more granola. It’s because, as one Harvard study found, “firms making investments and improving their performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues exhibit better stock market performance and profitability in the future.” It is possible fo... Read more