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As 2017 draws to a close, our sights are set on Tokyo for the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety. The past few years have seen the world’s top food brands forge a bold path towards cultivating a global culture of food safety, providing leadership and expertise across the industry.

As 2017 draws to a close, our sights are set on Tokyo for the industry’s annual rendezvous for the advancement of food safety. The past few years have seen the world’s top food brands forge a bold path towards cultivating a global culture of food safety, providing leadership and expertise across the industry.

Read more: How the World’s Top Food Brands Drive Food Safety

The food retail industry is experiencing extensive, exponential change. And all signs point to more changes to come. 

The food retail industry is experiencing extensive, exponential change. And all signs point to more changes to come. Consumers are demanding fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They want artisanal products and exotic flavours. They want fresh food and food prepared on the premises. This consumer demand for diverse products and ingredients creates unique challenges for retailers.

Read more: Why Collaboration is Critical to Food Safety for Retailers

Certainly, Africa’s food security challenge is deep seated, and gaps in governance and other social infrastructure abound. But the positive change underway in Africa’s agriculture and food sector – and the promise of its future – are driven by economic and social forces that are unlikely to turn back.

Certainly, Africa’s food security challenge is deep seated, and gaps in governance and other social infrastructure abound. But the positive change underway in Africa’s agriculture and food sector – and the promise of its future – are driven by economic and social forces that are unlikely to turn back.

Read more: Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success

There’s never been a more exciting time to work in the food industry. With changing demographics, technology, operating environments, regulations, commerce and routes to market - it’s a perfect storm of innovation.

There’s never been a more exciting time to work in the food industry. With changing demographics, technology, operating environments, regulations, commerce and routes to market - it’s a perfect storm of innovation. As food professionals, we have to keep pace with these changes. Food safety is a key aspect of this and must be at the forefront of our field.

Read more: How Are Consumer Trends and Technology Affecting Food Safety?

Getting fruits and vegetables to meet international food safety standards was the missing link for small-scale producers, processors and traders in Thailand and Viet Nam to access higher-value retail and export markets. The starting point? Using the structured, step-by-step approach at the heart of the GFSI Global Markets Programme.

Getting fruits and vegetables to meet international food safety standards was the missing link for small-scale producers, processors and traders in Thailand and Viet Nam to access higher-value retail and export markets. The starting point? Using the structured, step-by-step approach at the heart of the GFSI Global Markets Programme.

Read more: The Path to Safer Food and Market Access: Scalable Food Safety Solution Delivers Results in...

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