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Need of Technology in an Organization's Food Safety Culture

Food and Beverages | Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Food manufacturers can achieve the food safety culture their company desires and their customers demand by investing in technical solutions.

Fremont, CA: Food safety culture is one of the controversial problems in the food industry right now, and with good reason. All food safety systems must have a strong culture of food safety. This concept must be weaved throughout the food supply chain, from farmer to consumer, as a foundational building block upon which all other initiatives are built. Currently, all food businesses have a culture that is comparable to how things are done within the company. Food safety culture has been found to be an important factor in determining whether a company succeeds or fails.

Leadership is essential in the creation and implementation of a desirable food safety culture. It is the leadership's obligation to design, implement, invest in, and model the required behavior for employees. Organizations typically discover that by actively modeling new behaviors for their employees at all levels of leadership, from the CEO to the line manager, they may quickly transition their culture from its current state to the desired goal.

What is the need for technology in an organization's food safety culture?

A company's dedication to technology adoption and integration shows that it is committed to growth and progress in many ways. Large investments have been made in non-traditional retail formats like direct-to-consumer and alternate distribution during the Coronavirus epidemic, for example. To stay afloat during this uncertain period, businesses had no choice but to create new business models. Similarly, food safety experts must keep up with current industry advancements and adapt to them, which may entail leveraging and upgrading technology to help overcome previously intractable challenges.

Many businesses have been putting off investing in technological solutions to improve their food safety culture for a long time. Paper forms and documentation are still widely used in the food industry, for example. There is duplication of labor, difficulty to obtain useful knowledge, and a higher risk of documentation errors and avoidable danger due to a lack of technology tools. Organizations that have invested in technology, on the other hand, have learned that their teams can automate time-consuming and manual tasks, reduce risk, acquire a better understanding of macro-trends, and avoid rather than react to issues.

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