If a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so too are effective food safety practices, designed to prevent the food a business works with from becoming contaminated. Businesses that work with food need to identify and develop effective control strategies for managing all food related risks their operations may be exposed to across the entire food supply chain. This means that many companies need to identify and manage all potential food contamination risks at their manufacturing site, when storing and transporting the food, and when selling it to consumers. Because if their food safety practices are compromised in even one of these areas, the businesses entire operations is placed at risk. To help companies with this process, in November we will be hosting a free webinar on preventing food recalls, which all businesses are invited to attend.
The webinar will discuss how businesses can develop an effective food safety program
Our webinar is called Preventing Food Recalls, Protecting Your Business, and it will be held on Wednesday, the 24th of November, at 11am Melbourne time. Hosted by Sabina and Renita, Anitech’s food safety specialists, it will be an informative, interesting session, where attendees will hear an engaging 30-minute seminar by our speakers. They will discuss some of the common food contamination risks (both intentional and unintentional) that businesses are exposed to, and what they should be doing to protect their operations from these risks. A ten-minute Q&A session will follow the seminar, where guests will have the chance to ask our experts any food safety compliance questions they may have, and receive some expert advice back.
They will be adopting a case-study approach when explaining this issue, by discussing some high-profile cases of businesses that had to undergo food product recalls, due to their food becoming contaminated somewhere within their supply chain. Our speakers will provide examples of some ways food supply chains may be exposed to contamination risks, and how this can impact their operations.
Food Safety Certification protects businesses from these risks
Our speakers will then discuss how businesses can protect themselves from these risks by working towards a recognised Food Safety Certification, such as the internationally recognised ISO 22000 Food Safety Standards. They will discuss how certification to these Standards allows businesses to develop effective risk assessment strategies, for identifying and controlling food contamination risks.
Specifically, the ISO 22000 Standards utilises the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles to help businesses identify and control biological, chemical, and physical food contamination hazards. Sabina and Renita will be explaining that through utilising the HACCP principles, businesses will be in the most effective position to fully identify the scope of food contamination risks their operations may be exposed to, and adopt comprehensive control measures to fully protect the business from these risks.
Through ISO 22000 certification businesses are demonstrating a commitment to food safety
One of the key insights that will be discussed at our food safety webinar will be how through ISO 22000 certification, companies are actively working at preventing food recalls and protecting their business by:
- Continually refining their food safety practices, ensuring they are always compliant and effective: Accepted food safety practices are subject to change, as regulatory bodies can implement new food safety requirements that businesses must comply with. Through ISO 22000 certification, companies will be required to periodically review their food safety practices, ensuring they are both meeting their regulatory obligations, and operating in an efficient, effective manner.
- Identifying and controlling risks across all stages of the food supply chain: Through ISO 22000 certification, companies will be in the best position to identify and control food contamination risks across all stages of the food supply chain, thus working at preventing a food product recall. Doing so significantly increases the chances of identifying food risks before contamination can occur, or the operations is detrimentally impacted.
RSVP ASAP to reserve your place at our webinar
Although it is a free webinar open to the wider business community the spots are limited, so please RSVP here to reserve your spot, at your earliest convenience. It will be an informative, interesting session, in which a problem-solution framework is utilised by our speakers to discuss a common food safety challenge that businesses are experiencing, and some solutions that they can implement to work at effectively addressing this issue, and developing more effective food safety practices in the process.
However, after reading this article you may want some more immediate advice about what your business can be doing to prevent food product recalls. Please contact our food safety specialists today by filling out this simple online contact us form, or by calling them on 1300 802 163 for a short, no-obligation consultation about what your business should be doing to develop an effective food safety program. We look forward to seeing you at our webinar!
Please click here to read about the top reasons for food recalls in Australia and what businesses can be doing to avoid them.