As reports of food safety violations increase and consumer confidence erodes, TransAct® Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq:TACT), a global leader in software-driven terminals and printing solutions, is ramping up efforts to help eliminate the risk of foodborne illness in restaurant, food service and convenience store environments. TransAct's approach, which leverages new state-of-the-art hardware and integrated software solutions, will also help restaurants and food service operators protect their brand's reputation.

"It's clear that in many cases, food safety violations and foodborne illnesses occur primarily as a result of simple manual error," said TransAct Technologies Chairman and CEO Bart Shuldman. "Handwritten expiration labels that are miscalculated or illegible are unfortunately all too common in the food service industry, regardless of the size or quality of the operation. By utilizing our advanced, easy to deploy, and easy to administer AccuDate™ XL terminals, manual labeling processes can be replaced with fully automated systems that immediately improve food safety in the kitchen."

The AccuDate Advantage Case Example

A convenience store chain in the mid-Atlantic United States is a case in point. Their efforts to safely manage dozens of menu items - with hundreds of ingredients - were being hampered by an inefficient, outdated system of manual prep labeling and pre-printed grab 'n go labels. The chain also needed a solution that supported daily pricing updates for its grab 'n go items. Thanks to the recent decision to upgrade to TransAct's AccuDate XL terminal, food prep labeling will be completely automated and grab 'n go labels will be printed on-demand with the latest pricing information. This will save many hours a week in each restaurant location, replacing previous routine labeling tasks.

Further, as Mr. Shuldman points out, the AccuDate XL does far more than print labels. "By leveraging the Android™ operating system, the AccuDate XL has emerged as the most flexible and capable software-enabled restaurant management terminal on the market today, running third-party applications that enhance a spectrum of back-of-the-restaurant efficiencies," he said.

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