FOOD SAFETY CULTURE
Shape the Future
The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that almost 1 in 10 people is sickened by eating food processed or prepared by others; it is estimated that approximately 50 percent of cases of illness are due to failures in the culture of the organizations responsible for the safety of products. How the companies safely produces food is important to the consumers.
However, the concern and challenge for food producers continues to be how to involve employees in a Food Safety Culture that they live as part of their life habits.
To achieve true behavior change, food safety must be integrated into behavioral measures such as main indicators and real risk assessments.
Identified the food safety culture models as a reference with the help of tools borrowed from psychology and according to the current needs from food companies, FOOD SAFETY INTERNATIONAL NETWORK (FSIN) launches this Behavior-Based Food Safety Management Program that will provide practical and theoretical knowledge and how to use the tools from psychology adapted for food professional to apply a behavior and skills matrix with food safety best practices.
Behavior-Based Food Safety Management
“Food Safety Culture is shared values, beliefs and norms that affect mind-set and behavior toward food safety in, across and throughout an organisation.” GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).
“Behavior-based food safety management is based on the food sciences, the behavioral sciences, and the scientific knowledge of organizational culture”.
FRANK YIANNAS /Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA-USA).