Counting Down the Top 10 Articles of 2021 – No. 4: Building a Food Safety Culture

Join us as we look back at ProFood World’s most popular articles of 2021. No. 4 helps you understand how empowering your people is vital to building a food safety culture.

Smithfield moved quickly at the outset of COVID-19 to implement protocols mitigating the risk of viral transmission by employing barriers, masks and shields, and enhanced air purification systems across its facilities.
Smithfield moved quickly at the outset of COVID-19 to implement protocols mitigating the risk of viral transmission by employing barriers, masks and shields, and enhanced air purification systems across its facilities.
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Another Top 10 article from ProFood World’s Joyce Fassl came in April 2021, when she explained how commitment, collaboration, and communication are essential for building a successful food safety culture. But don’t forget that people at all company levels are the dominant factor in producing high-quality, safe food and beverages.

Back in the 19th century, author Alexandre Dumas empowered “The Three Musketeers” with the famous mantra: “All for one and one for all, united we stand, divided we fall.” The same philosophy can be applied to building a food safety culture. Unless your facility has buy-in from all staff levels, you may have a tough time getting your food safety culture program off the drawing board.

During a recent webinar, Liliana Casal-Wardle, senior director for food safety and supply chain risk management at The Acheson Group (TAG), discussed the 10-year strategy from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enhance the capabilities of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) through its New Era of Smarter Food Safety program.

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Building a Food Safety Culture: Empowerment to the People

 

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