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University of Leicester Student Helps Develop Innovative Food Safety Management System

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The new Navitas online food safety management system modernizes catering management with a combination of hardware and software.


University of Leicester researchers, working with the European Safety Bureau (ESB), have developed the Navitas online food safety management system. Navitas is a computerized system that combines hardware and software to modernize catering management.

The researchers designed and coded the system, which monitors refrigerator and freezer temperatures, interrogates probe temperatures, and can be used to generate cleaning schedules and other food safety related tasks.

"The work combines a real-world demand in a large industry sector with exciting technologies, both in hardware and more for us in Web architectures and applications," says Leicester senior lecturer Stephan Reiff-Marganiec. "Every meeting led to new aspects being explored and examined always taking it a step forward, sometimes really pushing at the limit of the technologies."

In the future, the researchers hope to study data retention and and privacy within the hospitality industry. "The partnership with the University of Leicester has provided an excellent springboard for us to launch Navitas," says ESB's Benjamin Gardner.

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