What is Food Safety Culture?
Food Safety Culture is the shared values, beliefs and norms that affect mindset and behavior toward food safety throughout an organization. It is the result of the commitment from leadership and focus across the organization.
Building and maintaining Food Safety Culture is a complex initiative and requires a multi-disciplinary, multi-level approach that can respond and adapt to an organization’s strategic needs over time.
The impact of a positive food safety culture on the success of a business offers many benefits, including growth, regulatory compliance, reduced customer complaints, sustainability, brand protection and risk mitigation.
53% of webinar attendees measure Food Safety Culture through:
- Food Safety Audit Reports
- Employee Morale
- Review Documentation
- Feedback from Senior Management
The Connection to Risk Mitigation
Food Safety Culture – 10 Steps to Lead and Empower your Team
Further at GFSI’s recent conference they announced continuous improvement for food safety culture will be 2020 benchmarked requirements for the schemes such as BRCGS and SQF. This aligns the schemes further while strengthening the collective requirements to assess your companies food safety culture, develop & implement a plan, and continually re-assess.