Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, Minn., launched a new health department intelligence (HDI) platform that helps foodservice operators better understand their health inspection results, improve health inspection performance and better manage food safety risks across multiple sites.

Ecolab HDI automatically collects local health department inspections for foodservice operators, each of which can vary significantly in form and content from other public health departments. Using an advanced algorithm, the platform analyzes millions of inspection records to provide conformed and consistent information and insights to help customers identify, predict and prevent food safety risks across multiple sites.

With Ecolab HDI, operators can access real-time industry benchmarking data, view trends and analytics on top risks and opportunities, review performance based on locations and jurisdictions and proactively identify where potential health department violations can be avoided.