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Don’t Let COVID-19 Disrupt Regulatory Monitoring Requirements

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In times like these, the uncertainty of the unknown can tend to impact our day-to-day lives. As more cases of COVID-19 are reported, many businesses are left preparing for the worst, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on safety, quality, or compliance.

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MadgeTech Cooling Flags Benefit the Meat and Poultry Industry

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The cooking of meat is a regulated process that requires temperature values to meet standards within the regulated period of time, even throughout the cooling process. Exclusively used in the meat and poultry industry, cooling flags can track the cooling of smoked or cooked meats.

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Back Up MadgeTech 4 Data

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This article instructs users to back up data in the MadgeTech 4 Standard or MadgeTech 4 Secure software. The scope of this back up includes but is not limited to the following: datasets and reports stored within the internal file database, user defined preferences and settings, secure user database, security settings, and the audit trail. The scope of this back up excludes any datasets or reports saved outside the internal file database, such as .mtff/.mtffs documents or Excel exports saved in Windows.

The MadgeTech 4 file database is stored locally, and MadgeTech recommends keeping it in the default location. By default, the Preferences Directory is located here:

C:\Users\[WINDOWS_USERNAME_HERE]\AppData\Local\MadgeTech\MadgeTech 4

Note:  The AppData/Application Data folders may be “Hidden”. If the folder is not visible, turn on “View Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives” in Folder Options.  Folder Options can be accessed by searching for it in the start menu search in Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 or by selecting it from the Tools menu in file explorer in Windows XP.

The location of the user data is determined by the method of the original installation, and whether the user used the default location for the Preferences Directory or moved this folder to a new location. To verify the Preferences Directory folder location, the main user of MadgeTech 4 should open the software, go to File>>Options>>File, and record (but not change) the location shown for Preferences folder.

Once the location of the Preferences Directory has been verified, close the software, then copy this folder and save it to a backup location. Users may want to include this folder in an automatic back up procedure.