Food Bites Blog

Dec
08

The Year that was…

In this, our 64th blog (also the last for 2021), we reflect on the year that was… It has been a tragically sad year for many of us, but it has also been a year of tremendous growth and opportunity.

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Dec
03

Let your Food Safety Management System do the Talking in 2022

Is your current food safety and quality management system adding value? It may be worth our while to define the meaning of “value” in this context.

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Nov
24

Continual Improvement – Something that happens every day and not once a year

Today we take a look at how we can use our existing management systems to deliver not only results but also a level of continual improvement. Whether it be food safety, quality, environmental or health and safety, most recognised standards provide a platform that promotes continual improvement.

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Nov
16

Accountability – Owning Up for Food Safety Culture

A culture of accountability creates an environment where fingers are not pointed when things wrong. The focus is problem solving and learning from mistakes. Without a sense of accountability instilled into the mind and behaviour of every employee, a positive food safety culture is only a distant dream.

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Nov
03

Training is Our Passion – Helpful Tips

As the year shuttles to an end, we thought it would be a good time to share our insights on the different training requirements in the various food safety standards. This is just the perfect time of the year to schedule some last-minute training or, even better, set up a training plan for 2022.

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Oct
19

Food Safety – A Matter of Conscience

There’s a lot of science behind the concept of food safety. Sometimes it even feels as if we try to make it as complicated as possible by using fancy words that only a select few people understand. We have a million acronyms and are close to having our own unique language.

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Oct
12

Formula 1 Pitstops – See you on the Podium

The principles for Formula 1 pitstops can be useful for handling production changeovers and fixing machine breakdowns. When these tasks are well executed, we have good efficiencies, and this boosts staff morale. It is no secret that a motivated work force is a productive work force with high regard for food safety. It is also a fact that when morale is high, people are less likely to cut corners when it comes to executing tasks in a way that upholds food safety. You will never see an F1 pitstop team taking shortcuts

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Oct
05

Celebrating Small Wins is a Big Win for Food Safety Culture

In recent weeks our team has spent a lot of time discussing food safety culture and the concept of organisational culture in general. We have debated and dissected culture surveys, action plans, training programmes and various other awareness strategies. What we have realised is that an annual survey and training is not going to bring about a miraculous change at all.

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