Food Waste Tracking Software Allows for Sustainable Business Operations
LeanPath, Inc. Announces Software Solution for Daily Tracking of Food Waste-
LeanPath, Inc. recently announced its newest software solution for food waste tracking, WasteLOGGER, which helps any restaurant, hotel, caterer, or foodservice operation prevent, minimize and avoid pre-consumer food waste (including overproduction, spoilage, expiration, and trim waste). The software runs on existing computers and does not require specialized tracking equipment. Food waste management is an essential aspect for any food service operation looking to become more sustainable, as it helps to strengthen efficiency and conserve resources. “The EPA’s food waste management hierarchy prioritizes source reduction as the critical first step and best practice in food waste management” says Andrew Shakman, President and Co-Founder of LeanPath, Inc. “And the key to source reduction is daily food waste tracking – without daily information you have no way to diagnose food waste, create awareness, or begin to measure progress.” Green certification programs – including the NRA’s Greener Restaurants Program and Green Seal’s GS-46 Standard for Green Restaurant and Foodservice Operations – establish food waste auditing and tracking as a fundamental best practice in any waste management effort. In fact, food waste is one of the most expensive hidden costs in any restaurant and foodservice operation. Food waste tracking, however, is the simplest and most effective solution, as operators can save 2-4 percent and more on food purchases, while also saving on disposal and labor costs and operating more sustainable facilities.