Organisational culture is a system of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs, which governs how people behave within an organisation. When that organisation is part of the food chain, the stakes become so much higher - as the attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values of the team will determine the effectiveness of their behaviour when it comes to the implementation of food safety.”
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Food safety culture - you have one
My fears have come true, auditors asking to see evidence of a food safety culture. It is on the checklist. The problem is not that it is on the checklist but rather HOW we will audit it and assess it.
So do you have a food safety culture?
What is the right answer to this question? What evidence would you like me to provide you with to show we have a food safety culture, like I would show you if we have a complaints procedure and records of complaints?
Research has proved that the majority of foodborne illness outbreaks result from human error. This means that we can have the right food safety management systems in place, we can be compliant with relevant food legislation - and yet we could still battle with food safety challenges. Have you considered the impact of behaviour on your organisational food safety culture?
There is a lot written about culture, in many forms. In recent years, safety culture has been leading the way,
though there are many fundamental principles which are common to food safety culture.
Food Safety Culture - The End Justifies the Means | Part 1