FSR Magazine | September 2018 | By Manik Suri
If customers knew that most restaurants’ food safety protocols were based on paper forms that are largely ignored and virtually never reviewed, maybe they would be more discerning in their dining choices. Executives should take heed, lest your organization become the next warning symbol. Restaurant industry leaders need to take food safety seriously. Part of that shift includes utilizing new technologies—ranging from digital “smart checklists” to automated sensors—to transform daily behavior. But first, we must rethink organizational priorities starting at the C-suite. This is the bedrock of fostering an authentic and effective food safety culture. Read more here.
Food Safety News | August 19, 2018 | By Manik Suri
In many U.S. restaurants, food safety is an oxymoron. There’s a growing culture of neglect in the food industry, and we need to find effective solutions that are also affordable, attainable, and user-friendly. CEOs are understandably concerned about margin pressures. But failing to prioritize food safety is short-sighted. Every restaurant operator is just one innocent error away from a massive foodborne illness crisis that could sicken or kill their guests and ruin their businesses. It’s time to make food safety a focal point and not just a check-the-box throwaway that restaurant leaders place low on their priority lists. Read more here.
Food Safety Tech | March 8, 2018 | By Manik Suri
We live in a world that eats out, and if we don’t develop new techniques to protect customers in restaurants and food service settings, more people are going to get sick (or worse). The current food safety process is broken, and needs to be fixed in restaurants nationwide and globally. Having mobile ordering software and LED screens for menus is helpful and valuable. But food safety is the most important component of every restaurant (and other food service companies). It is imperative that the food service industry embraces digital solutions to elevate their food safety standards. Without proper food safety standards, any organization could face a crisis like Little Caesars and the Olympics recently experienced. Read more here.
IndiaWest | March 1, 2018 | By India-West Staff Reporter
Indian American lawyer entrepreneur Manik Suri wanted to make the world a safer and better place, so in June 2014 he founded the technology company CoInspect. The San Francisco, Calif.-based company, formerly known as MeWe, builds mobile software to manage compliance, quality assurance and brand standards. Its services were thrust into an urgent need in 2015, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report, when Chipotle’s reputation took a hit amid several food-borne illnesses that were originating from their restaurants. Read more here.
The San Francisco Chronicle | July 24, 2017 | By Isha Salian and Trisha Thadani
In July 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle featured MeWe’s work to help government agencies and companies digitize public health and safety inspections. MeWe aims to help businesses avoid food safety issues faced by Chipotle, Blue Bell and others. Since MeWe was founded in 2014, almost 100,000 inspections have been completed using its CoInspect app. The app allows inspectors to create checklists that include photos and voice memos. Users can also assign inspections, generate reports and analyze trends. Read more here.
TechCrunch | July 14, 2017 | By Jon Shieber
In July 2017, TechCrunch featured MeWe, a technology startup founded by Manik Suri to help government regulators and business leaders improve compliance. Described as a “TurboTax for compliance,” MeWe was founded in 2014, and raised a $2.3 million seed round earlier this year from investors, led by the Govtech Fund, Urban Us, and Impact Engine. Read more here.
The Atlantic | March 17, 2017 | By Emma Green
Highly educated immigrants from South Asia have often been able to live comfortably in America. With a new wave of hate crimes, that’s changing. Manik Suri is the archetypical overachiever from an Indian American family. The 34-year-old runs a start-up in Silicon Valley. He speaks four languages. He’s got two Ivy League degrees. And yet, when the windows at an Indian restaurant near his house were shot out late February, along with those of an Eritrean place nearby, he felt shaken. Read more here.