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The 2016 Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin provided great insight into the challenges and opportunities that are top-of-mind for food safety experts around the world. The importance of collaboration across the supply chain emerged as a key theme in many discussions.

The 2016 Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin provided great insight into the challenges and opportunities that are top-of-mind for food safety experts around the world. The importance of collaboration across the supply chain emerged as a key theme in many discussions.

Read more: Solving Food Safety Across the Supply Chain – The Importance of Visibility and Collaboration

Sealed Air just wrapped up yet another successful Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin which welcomed food safety professionals from more than 60 countries and provided an opportunity for manufacturers, government bodies, academics and service providers to spend 3 productive days together sharing ideas and discussing hot button topics related to food safety and risk management.

Sealed Air just wrapped up yet another successful Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin which welcomed food safety professionals from more than 60 countries and provided an opportunity for manufacturers, government bodies, academics and service providers to spend 3 productive days together sharing ideas and discussing hot button topics related to food safety and risk management.

Read more: Digital Technologies Enhance Food Safety Culture

The impact of recent food safety incidents surrounding Chipotle has had a cascade effect throughout the industry.

In an age where news is reported instantly, those outside the food industry have a heightened awareness and concern over their favorite brands’ commitment to food safety. Conversely, every food industry’s safety and quality operations teams are more than likely putting measures in place to tighten up their supply chain controls and re-evaluate their own food safety programs to ensure that their companies don’t become the next headline.

Read more: Inquiries, Responses and Audits: The Chipotle Effect

As an industry, we’ve known for a long time that when workers contact food with their hands it’s potentially a major mechanism by which pathogens can contaminate food. Indeed, studies have shown that improper food handling practices can contribute to approximately 97% of foodborne illnesses in food-service establishments.

As an industry, we’ve known for a long time that when workers contact food with their hands it’s potentially a major mechanism by which pathogens can contaminate food. Indeed, studies have shown that improper food handling practices can contribute to approximately 97% of foodborne illnesses in food-service establishments.

Read more: Ensuring Hand Hygiene Compliance – The Role of New Technology

The key to success in any line of business? Collaboration. This holds true in the private label industry where retailers, manufacturers and suppliers are dealing with global food supply chains that are becoming more and more complex.

The key to success in any line of business? Collaboration. This holds true in the private label industry where retailers, manufacturers and suppliers are dealing with global food supply chains that are becoming more and more complex.

Read more: Collaboration in Private Label Companies is Crucial for the Food Industry

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