Food safety: New service to enhance culture and behavior

636718223620689528menu photocrop.jpg

06 Sep 2018 --- Instinctif Partners is launching a service designed to enhance food safety culture, which puts driving cultural and individual behavioral change in food manufacturing at the core and helps food manufacturers meet the food safety culture challenge set out in the newly-published BRC Global Food Safety Standard Issue 8 (BRC8).

This standard places a strong emphasis on developing food safety and quality culture, meaning food manufacturing businesses subject to their first audit under the new Standard from next February, are facing a new challenge.

“BRC8 specifies that senior management ‘shall define and maintain a clear plan for the development and continuous improvement of food safety and quality culture,’” says Victoria Cross, Head of Instinctif Partners’ Business Resilience Practice. 

Click to Enlarge
The Instinctif Partners’ approach encompasses five
components that inspire change – to enhance food safety culture.  

“Having a strong food safety culture is central to preventing product recalls. With the root cause of many food safety issues being human error, the focus has to be on people and cultural and behavioral change.”

Inspiring people to do the right things at the right time is key to creating a food safety culture – and is an essential part of the new Instinctif Partners’ service.

“Our offering has been developed in partnership with Carrie Birmingham, a leading expert in culture change and employee psychology, and leading food research and technology organization Campden BRI, and will be delivered in collaboration with a team of senior food industry experts with decades of hands-on manufacturing experience,” Cross continues. 

“Together we focus on inspiring people to do the right things at the right time – not because they have to but because they want to.”

The Enhancing Food Safety Culture service asks: 
- Do your leaders inspire and reward the right food safety behaviors? 
- Are your first-line supervisors leading by example – or avoiding issues?
- Are your operatives motivated to do the right thing – or just going through the motions? - Do you have a culture of learning from near misses – or hoping for the best? 
- Has human error ever caused a food safety incident?

“You can’t force change in people, but you can inspire it; creating a culture which not only enhances food safety but which also helps businesses become more resilient,” adds Cross. 

An article on Instinctif Partners’ strategy for developing food safety and quality culture is published in the September issue of The World of Food Ingredients

To contact our editorial team please email us at editorial@cnsmedia.com

Related Articles

Nutrition & Health News

Experts weigh in on digestive health in Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute webinar

14 Nov 2018 --- Gut health is becoming increasingly popular among consumers. In this wide-ranging health area, the gut-brain axis (GBA) is a key area of interest, along with the sort of probiotic bacteria that aid wider gut health, Dairy & Food Culture Technologies Consultant, Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders, tells NutritionInsight. Sanders will be presenting a Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute webinar today hosted on FoodIngredientsFirst.com.

Business News

Back to basics: Kellogg’s considers ditching cookies and fruit snacks to focus on core businesses

13 Nov 2018 --- The Kellogg Company is exploring the sale of its cookies and fruit snacks businesses to sharpen its focus on its core businesses, in a bid to make the company more agile, according to the company CEO. Investing in the areas of business with the highest growth opportunities is central to Kellogg's growth strategy and following an in-depth assessment, the company is looking into the sale which would include the Keebler, Famous Amos, Mother's and Murray brands.

Business News

Givaudan at 250: Naturex buy is just one example of holistic taste solutions strategy, says EAME Flavors chief

13 Nov 2018 --- Leading global flavor house Givaudan, which marks its 250th anniversary this year, has evolved far beyond its roots to identify itself around the more holistic concept of “taste” rather than mere “flavor” alone. This business dynamic has led the Swiss-headquartered flavor giant to acquire natural extracts supplier Naturex earlier this year.

Food Ingredients News

Food discovery: “The Adventurous Consumer” tipped as top trend for 2019 by Innova Market Insights

13 Nov 2018 --- Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to product development in the food and beverage industry in 2019, according to Innova Market Insights. The company today reveals its top trends for the coming year, with “Discovery: The Adventurous Consumer” leading its list of the Top Ten Trends for 2019.

Food Ingredients News

SVC Ltd invests in data management solutions provider SpecPage

12 Nov 2018 --- SpecPage, which enhances digital solutions for the recipe-based manufacturing industry, is to partner with SVC Ltd., part of Credit Suisse, for risk capital for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SVC Ltd. currently promotes Switzerland as a center for business while also allowing unique Swiss businesses to leverage their “high qualitative standards in niche industries across the world.”

More Articles