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Cleanliness drives food safety. Yet the way the food and beverage industry approaches cleanliness feels more like an outdated station wagon than a sleek and modern Tesla. Did you know that one in six people suffers from food poisoning in the U.S. each year?

Cleanliness drives food safety. Yet the way the food and beverage industry approaches cleanliness feels more like an outdated station wagon than a sleek and modern Tesla. Did you know that one in six people suffers from food poisoning in the U.S. each year? The primary cause of food poisoning, which results in lost productivity and profits, is a lack of hand hygiene.

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Consumer confidence is a key driver of today’s global food system, and the expectations for food safety are high. It’s expected that everyone involved in producing, processing, transporting and selling food is doing everything they reasonably can to prevent problems and make food safe – and governments around the world are working to meet consumer expectations for food safety.

Consumer confidence is a key driver of today’s global food system, and the expectations for food safety are high. It’s expected that everyone involved in producing, processing, transporting and selling food is doing everything they reasonably can to prevent problems and make food safe – and governments around the world are working to meet consumer expectations for food safety.

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Being in the consumer spotlight each and every day, retailers cannot afford to compromise on food safety. It is simply crucial to our reputation and consumer confidence. Retailers have shown that they can introduce processes quickly to deal with known and newly emerging food safety risks. This is a huge challenge bearing in mind that retailers deal with thousands of different food product lines.

Being in the consumer spotlight each and every day, retailers cannot afford to compromise on food safety. It is simply crucial to our reputation and consumer confidence. Retailers have shown that they can introduce processes quickly to deal with known and newly emerging food safety risks. This is a huge challenge bearing in mind that retailers deal with thousands of different food product lines. We keep on top of these issues by setting up and actively participating in quality schemes and voluntary initiatives, such as those endorsed by GFSI.

Read more: EuroCommerce DG Welcomes CGF Global Food Safety Conference as Addressing the Key Regulatory Issues

Food-borne disease outbreaks are on the increase. Globally, thousands of people are affected every year, and 1 in 5 outbreaks implicate the food service industry.

Food-borne disease outbreaks are on the increase. Globally, thousands of people are affected every year, and 1 in 5 outbreaks implicate the food service industry.

Read more: Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals state that we shall ensure the availability of water and sustainable water management for all by 2030. The food industry can and should contribute to this.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals state that we shall ensure the availability of water and sustainable water management for all by 2030. The food industry can and should contribute to this.

Read more: Sustainable Water Management in the Food Industry

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