The Importance of Food Safety
What is the importance of food safety within the food industry? According to GIGC Technical division “Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards. In this way food safety often overlaps with food defense to prevent harm to consumers. The tracks within this line of thought are safety between industry and the market and then between the market and the consumer. In considering industry to market practices, food safety considerations include the origins of food including the practices relating to food labeling, food hygiene, food additives and pesticide residues, as well as policies on biotechnology and food and guidelines for the management of governmental import and export inspection and certification systems for foods. In considering market to consumer practices, the usual thought is that food ought to be safe in the market and the concern is safe delivery and preparation of the food for the consumer.”
How Can We Help Maintain Your Food Safety?
Our aim is to make food safety simple for every business and to help you understand the importance of food safety. Whether you’re a pop-up food stall or an international, multi-site franchise, the level of service you receive from your chosen food safety partner should be tailored to your business, not a pre-prepared, one size fits all solution. It doesn’t matter what your business needs, whether you need someone to conduct a food safety audit on your premises, to help you with HACCP development or provide training solutions for your staff, our team of expert food safety consultants tailor everything to your needs. We don’t believe in boring you with technical jargon and industry buzzwords, we believe that your chosen food safety partner should provide the help you need to ensure the product you provide is safe. Achieving a good level of food safety, according to the FSA, should enable your business to:
At GIGC, we know that by following our advice you’ll be able to outwardly demonstrate that you are exceeding these very basic business targets to any EHO or industry body that may come knocking. In fact, we’re so adamant on this that our own GIGC Public Sector Code of Practice is recognized nationally as the Safe Standards of Supplies for ALL UK and global industry Not only that, but our competitors offer compliance services in our own GIGC Code of Practice & Technical Standard for Suppliers to the Public Sector. According to the FSA, “good food hygiene is all about controlling harmful bacteria, which can cause serious illness. The four main things to remember for good hygiene are”: