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Poll: Changing the Current Approaches to Food Safety Management and Auditing (6 member(s) have cast votes)

Given the frequency and pervasiveness of publicized foodborne outbreaks and food safety recalls worldwide, do you think anything needs to change in the current approaches to food safety management and auditing? If so, what needs to change? Please vote on

  1. Build ONE robust international standard of assessment and stop the proliferation of third party food safety audit standards (4 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  2. Use no particular third party standard. Simply use an information collection tool (checklist) and let the auditees demonstrate how they ensure the quality of their products and the safety of the consumers. (1 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  3. Stop audited suppliers from choosing their own third party auditors. Instead, let the customers choose the auditors while the suppliers pay the costs of the audits (2 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. Increase the focus on consumer feedback history in all audits (2 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  5. Add marketplace sampling and testing of products to the audit process (4 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  6. Start approving suppliers based on food safety audit results AND consumer feedback history (1 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  7. Nothing needs to change (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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gcse-fhp

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:44 AM

The food supply community has hitherto failed to effectively prevent frequent foodborne outbreaks. This is unfortunate because one death, even one discomfort, is certainly too much.

There is readily available evidence to show that growers, processors, distributors, food service outlets, restaurants et cetera have contributed to known outbreaks. It is more likely than otherwise that many operators are cutting corners due to economic pressures or other reasons. This “cutting corners” often become the cause of outbreaks. The food supply community has indeed failed and continues to fail miserably at both communicating and committing to consistent food safety practices. This pertains to all sectors and all players, whether on the farm or off the farm. The frequency and pervasiveness publicized outbreaks serve as the unmistakable evidence of this failure.

These observations are not made to elicit any sort of resignation about what can possibly be done to prevent outbreaks. Quite the contrary is the case. There is no better time than now to take restorative actions. It is one thing to discuss these matters. It is another to get directly involved in finding and implementing solutions.

Felix Amiri


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:50 AM

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