Here is good news for restaurants and cafeterias across the nation which are tired of handwriting prep labels. The same company which brought the Temp-Taker and the original Prep-Pal food rotation labeling solution, Innovative Technologies by Design, Inc. (ITD) is scheduled to release the 2.0 version of Prep-Pal this September.
This new software/hardware package is a stand-alone solution to food labeling for prep and storage. Just like its predecessor, Prep-Pal 2.0 stores a kitchen’s entire prep list with expiration information, as well as user IDs, locations, and categories.
The new features version 2.0 offers are a computer-based, re-designed interface, new label options, multiple-print ability, and the Custom Print feature. This feature allows the user to design special labels from scratch, with whatever information he or she chooses, such as “use first,” “hot/cold,” name or address, price, or even safe handling instructions.
Jason Mobley, president of ITD, says the Prep-Pal solution is all about saving time in the kitchen. “The new features of our 2.0 solution are redefining the standards for food labeling in the industry,” explained Mobley. “Automation is here, and it’s changing the way businesses do prep.”
It takes about 15 times longer to handwrite a prep label than it takes Prep-Pal to print an easy-to-read label, and buying multiple stock labels can be costly. Used in front-of-house and in back-of-house, Prep-Pal is saving businesses time and money.
Veteran Subway manager and Prep-Pal user Roseanne Adams of Melbourne, says of version 2.0, “I love that I can print all my labels in one click. It saves a lot of time. My favorite feature is the new Custom Print. I can easily make “use first” labels which the health department loves to see.”
ITD is a Florida-based company dedicated to simplifying food safety management. The patented Temp-Taker™ has been simplifying the temperature logging process and HACCP compliance for three years. The patent-pending Prep-Pal™ is dedicated to making food rotation easy by automating the prep labeling process. ITD can be contacted through www.i-tbd.com.