In today’s world of enhanced food safety detection and reporting, companies want to ensure they go beyond traditional food safety management. They want to know that their organizations have a Food Safety Culture. Yet despite the increased use of the term “Food Safety Culture” and the growing realization of the role organizational culture plays in influencing human behavior, there remain gaps in a more science-based approach to this topic based on insights from the behavioral science field, concepts of organizational culture, and the use of proven and effective measurement tools.
How does your company rate in the following categories?
- Expectations: Do you have clearly defined food safety expectations for your employees?
- Training & Education: Are your employees provided with the training and education needed to understand how to produce food safely?
- Communication: Does your company and its leaders effectively and frequently communicate the importance of food safety?
- Goals and Measurements: Does your company have clear food safety goals and measures in place to improve food safety performance?
- Consequences: Does your company celebrate good food safety performance? How does it correct poor performance?