Author Archives: LeAnne Williams

Foodservice operations are always looking for ways to reduce overhead expenses, and one of the best ways is to reduce food waste. Because as much as 40 percent of our food supply is wasted, for wasteful restaurants and foodservice establishments, this is like throwing away two $20 dollar bills out of every 100. One way [...]
People need to exercise regularly, and now that so many people are returning to the gym, it’s critical for gyms and exercise facilities to make sure they provide their employees and patrons with a source of clean air. As we’ve learned over the past several years, many harmful viruses spread via aerosol droplets in the [...]
The cold weather months are here, which means more time indoors, and endemic winter illnesses like seasonal influenza are spreading. That’s especially true in schools, where children are highly prone to spread viral infections to each other and their teachers. Improving the air quality of classrooms can help with preventing viruses in K-12 schools and keep everyone [...]
Indoor air quality is more important today than it has ever been in the past. Especially since climate change and pollution have an impact on indoor air. Recently, a White House Summit on improving indoor air quality was held. The summit provided attendees with information that can make a dramatic difference in the cleanliness of [...]
Early in March 2020, the world changed forever when the novel coronavirus forced everyone to change how they lived. That included workplaces. Employees started working from their dining and living rooms and discovered they could be just as effective as working in an office. As the country continues to evolve with Covid-19 going from pandemic [...]
Sustainability is more important today than it has ever been in the past. In fact, the National Restaurant Association listed sustainability as one of the hottest food trends in 2022, and we expect this trend to continue into the future. Unfortunately, many restaurants and foodservice operations throw away fruits and vegetables that spoil too quickly, [...]
Today, the restaurant industry is more competitive than ever. That’s why it’s critical for restaurants to offer not only delicious food but also a positive dining experience. Now, thanks to Bluezone technology, restaurants can provide an elevated dining experience that maximizes air quality while allowing restaurant staff to turn around orders as quickly as possible. [...]
There is a saying that all five senses are required to be able to taste something truly. For example, the sense of smell, or lack thereof, can impact the way food tastes. That is why it’s important to pay close attention to odor absorption. If steps are taken to prevent food from absorbing odors, the [...]
Here at Bluezone by Middleby, we’ve created the formula for safe air, but that formula largely depends on the size and configuration of the space in question. To maximize air purification efforts as efficiently and economically as possible, it’s essential to calculate the room’s dimensions in relation to the unit’s output capacity. Before considering these [...]
The City of Newberg, Oregon set out to “cultivate a healthy, safe environment where citizens can work, play and grow in a friendly, dynamic and diverse community valuing partnerships and opportunity.” Newberg experienced challenges as Covid-19 emerged, and they realized they needed to take steps to achieve their vision for the community. How? They turned [...]