Understanding Good Food Safety Culture
A strong food safety culture will prevent further outbreaks, says Dr Pieternel Luning, visiting from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. However, it is unlikely we will ever reach zero.
Food Safety Culture Top Tips
- Take an assessment of your current food safety culture – what’s happening, what isn’t
- Employee characteristics (food safety attitudes & values, food risk perceptions)
- Organisational characteristics (leadership, commitment, communication style, food safety/hygiene procedures)
- Food safety management system (design & operation)
- Facilitative technological resources (protective clothing, food safety/hygiene tools)
- Look at what you can actually see within an organisation
- Values on display
- Hygiene facilities
- Understanding of procedures
- People, process, purpose, practicality – think about these four areas when creating the right food safety culture in your organisation.