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#1 eatmoreomega3s

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:06 PM

I'm interested in hearing what everyone's favorite "tool" is, and why.

 

It can be anything;

 

- Software

- Calibration equipment

- Knife

- A particular document

- etc etc

 

If you think the question is too broad, what tool contributes most to your productivity and effectiveness?


Edited by eatmoreomega3s, 15 August 2019 - 08:07 PM.


#2 SQFconsultant

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:23 PM

Micro cassette recorder 

Infared digital temp gun


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#3 larissaj

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:34 PM

Oh how I love excel  :giggle:



#4 zanorias

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:00 AM

Another vote for Excel, makes organising and data analysis so much easier

 

I feel the portable ATP reader is worth a mention too :ejut:



#5 The Food Scientist

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:47 PM

Labeling software! Saves SO much time and effort! Genesis R&D to be exact! 


Everything in food is science. The only subjective part is when you eat it. - Alton Brown.


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:50 PM

Excel is my best friend  :spoton:



#7 larissaj

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:36 PM

Genesis is great, however to save money I use recipal.



#8 Ryan M.

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:15 PM

My brain.

 

My leatherman multi-tool.

 

My flashlight.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:08 AM

Excel is the excellent tool, where i prepare my hazard analysis, list of certificates & licenses and their due date for expiry, calibration due dates with all conditional formatting and formulae etc,, and so many other things in excel makes my work easier, user friendly and faster.

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:10 PM

Genesis is great, however to save money I use recipal.

 

Is recipal free? Or just less pricey than Genesis?


Everything in food is science. The only subjective part is when you eat it. - Alton Brown.


#11 larissaj

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:31 PM

Is recipal free? Or just less pricey than Genesis?

it is $50 a month roughly

 

it is a website https://www.recipal.com/sign_up

 

check it out!



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:10 PM

Flashlight and IR thermometer!



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:12 PM

My current favorite tool is our new cooler temperature monitors. I can now see the temperatures from anywhere and get alerts if a cooler gets out of range.


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 09:42 AM

It may sound weird, but ‌I‌ really appreciate Manual Juice Press I’m using when working. Athena had always made my life easier since I started working with beverages.



#15 MsMars

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 01:03 PM

We have proprietary software that creates control charts based on our processing and lab data that is infinitely useful.  

Excel is a love/hate... It's not what I would consider my "favorite" tool (QC software is on my wishlist), but is used frequently and gets the job done. 






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