Food Safety Culture

Developing a Positive Food Safety Culture
Whether you realize it or not, every company has some type of culture that resonates throughout its employees! What’s that culture like? Is it positive or negative? Is food safety part of that culture? This course will discuss the different components of a food safety culture plan as defined by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) as well as topics in employee engagement and retention, change management, establishing better “tiny habits” throughout your organization and how to take those ever important “first steps” to creating your food safety culture plan!
Food Safety Culture

Course Description

Developing a Positive Food Safety Culture

A food safety culture plan has become an essential element for food companies to manage and implement within their organizations. A positive food safety culture not only helps with employee morale, but it also helps with increasing food safety awareness and best practices which ultimately reduces risk and the potential for every food company’s worst nightmare…a recall!

Third party food safety audits, particularly GFSI audits, are beginning to require that companies have an effective food safety culture plan in place to continuously improve efforts to make safe food. Culture is not a “one size fits all” program and can be customized for each company individually. In this course, attendees will be challenged to think about what their current food safety culture is like and ultimately how that culture can continue to move forward and in a positive direction. Attendees will have the opportunity to work on a personalized food safety culture plan during the exercise portions of the course.

Who Will Benefit From Taking This Course

Benefits of a Positive Food Safety Culture
Management and employees who recognize the impact of a food safety culture on food safety risks, employee morale and organizational compliance. The organization as a whole benefits from a positive food safety culture. Upper management (CEO, President, Director level) as well as managers, supervisors and front-line employees all play a role in establishing and maintaining a positive food safety culture throughout their organization and will benefit from taking this class.

What Skills Can Students Expect To Learn?

Food Safety Culture Skills
Attendees will learn how companies are currently approaching food safety culture and how to develop and implement a personalized food safety culture plan. The agenda includes:
  • What does food safety culture really mean?
  • How employee retention affects your culture
  • The impact a positive food safety culture has on an organization
  • Employee engagement: How to get your employees involved in your culture plan
  • The role of senior management
  • 5 Dimensions of food safety culture as described by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
  • Culture in high performing organizations
  • Tiny habits that impact culture
  • Culture plan development
  • Establishing a food safety culture team
  • Evaluating your current culture
  • Goal setting
  • Measuring progress
  • Maintaining and improving the plan
  • Adapting to your results
Exercises will be conducted throughout the class to assist attendees with their own personalized food safety culture plan.

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Whether you want to gather more ideas on how to expand your food safety culture program or you are just getting started and need to understand what food safety culture is and how to begin to develop your very first program, this class is certain to fit your current needs.
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