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Alchemy Wins Food Safety Innovation Award from International Association for Food Protection

Alchemy Coach Recognized for Protecting People, Profits, and Brands

July 22nd, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas — Alchemy Systems, the global leader in food and workplace safety has won the Food Safety Innovation Award from the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). The prestigious award is for Alchemy Coach, an innovative tool for observing and validating safety practices of frontline workers on the plant floor. More than 2 million frontline workers at 15,000 locations around the world use Alchemy solutions to drive improvements in food safety, workplace safety and operations.

Alcxhemy Coach training observation appAlchemy CTO Archie Barrett will accept the award at the IAFP conference on July 28th in Portland, Oregon where the association will recognize industry leaders for their contributions to food safety. “Alchemy is honored to be recognized by the IAFP for our efforts in helping food companies improve their frontline worker training and behavior,” said Barrett.

The majority of food safety issues occur when workers fail to adhere to standard operating procedures. Alchemy Coach is a tablet-based application that enables supervisors to easily observe and record frontline employee safety and operational practices on the plant floor. If an employee isn’t following the company’s standards, the supervisor can provide on-the-spot corrective action so the behavior does not impact safety or compliance. The application works on Microsoft Windows and Apple iOS tablets.

Alchemy Coach gave us the opportunity to take task observations out on the floor

Since its introduction in 2014, Alchemy Coach has been adopted by leading food companies including Rudolph Foods and Maple Leaf Foods.

Here’s what they are saying:

“Alchemy Coach gave us the opportunity to take task observations out on the floor. Our supervisors can’t be doing their job properly if they’re not out on the floor. With Alchemy Coach, we now have the ability to not only correct employee behavior, but also allow frontline workers to offer insight into how the program can be better.”

– Jennifer Malcolmson, HR Manager at Maple Leaf Foods

“Alchemy Coach is helping us observe and verify employee behavior and provide instant retraining or remediation. We’ve seen so many positive benefits using Coach.”

– Michele Gardner, Director of HR and Safety at Rudolph Foods

About Intertek Alchemy
Intertek Alchemy is the global leader in innovative solutions that help companies with service- and labor-oriented workforces engage with their employees. Alchemy’s award-winning training, coaching, and engagement programs reduce workplace injuries, safeguard food and products, and improve operations.

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 44,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.