Food Safety Culture can be defined as the food safety attitudes, values and beliefs shared by a group of people. It is the product of employee attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that determine the commitment to and robustness of an organization’s food safety management. In effect, an organization’s food safety culture reflects “how we make safe food around here”.
Understanding how to approach food safety culture to ensure compliance and stay in sync with industry trends and customer expectations means understanding 3 basic questions:
- Why food safety culture?
- What exactly is food safety culture?
- How can organizations implement it effectively?
This course was designed to allow you the opportunity to learn about the concepts and elements related to the Culture of Quality and Food Safety, based on the main standards and publications in Food Safety and Human Behaviour.
The course covers the following specific learning objectives:
- Understand the combination of valuable concepts that are able to effectively support the reduction of outbreaks of Food Borne Diseases and consequently improve food safety performance in the Organization, integrating human behaviour, the Culture of the Organization and the Food Safety Management System.
- Understand the meaning of culture, from the organizational point of view and its relationship with behaviour, at all levels of the organization.
- Understand the role of leadership in maturing the Food Safety Culture.
- Know how the use of recognition can influence and strengthen behaviour change initiatives.
- Improve knowledge about tools that can help accelerate Behaviour Change in the Organization associated with Food Safety programs.
Anyone involved in driving food safety management in the company and planning, implementing, maintaining, or supervising an ISO 9001, ISO22000, FSSC, BRC, IFS etc.
Working experience in ISO22000, FSSC, BRCGS, IFS and related guidance documents from GFSI.