Championing global food safety standards
With the global population growing by 80 million per annum, there is escalated pressure on the food industry to safely meet ever-growing demands. Emerging markets and technologies, as well as increasingly complex supply chains, drives the unabated need for safe, high-quality foodstuffs to meet the changing tastes and expectations of a rising population
As a result, the global food supply chain is becoming increasingly stretched and complex, introducing new and additional burdens of risk that – if not managed properly – can cause food safety systems to collapse. Every year, pests cause significant damage to the food industry; the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) estimated £11.8 billion in lost revenue due to pest incidences alone, not taking into account the magnitude of legal, social and operational consequences which follow a pest infestation.
As part of our commitment to advancing food safety, we look at what food businesses can do in response to emerging risks which can have significant impact on communities, health systems, business revenue, and reputation.