Educating employees and transforming the individual
The food industry has come a long way in its practices to ensure that the supply of food is safe, and organizations like the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have been instrumental in promulgating and benchmarking food safety programs to ensure consistent application. However, more needs to be done to gain confidence and trust in the supply chain. In this article, you will gain an understanding of the importance of a culture-based approach to educating and training employees, and how this can help to change the landscape of food safety and raise the bar to a deeper level of understanding of 'the whole'.
Keywords: food safety training, food safety management systems, ISO 22000, food safety, FSSC 22000, GFSI, food supply chain, food safety certification, LRQA
Author: Vel Pillay, Manager Food Safety Programs – LRQA Americas
Company information: For over 25 years, LRQA has worked extensively across the food sector, assisting with the development, formalization and improvement of food safety standards. Serving clients globally in over 120 countries, LRQA is at the forefront of emerging developments in food safety, and our experts are considered thought leaders within the industry. We understand the demands of the food and beverage industry and offer services and solutions to help increase your organizations performance and reduce risk.