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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

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

More than 100 delegates joined speakers from the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotana Hotel Group and Taylor Shannon International at the SGS Special Session “Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers”, held at GFSI 2016 in Berlin.

More than 100 delegates joined speakers from the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotana Hotel Group and Taylor Shannon International at the SGS Special Session “Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers”, held at GFSI 2016 in Berlin.

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

Big data is on everyone’s lips and corporate agendas these days. It is the next big thing that can change the playing field in many industries, with the potential to drastically improve efficiency, ways of approaching the market and stakeholders, and to manage an increasingly complex risk picture.

Big data is on everyone’s lips and corporate agendas these days. It is the next big thing that can change the playing field in many industries, with the potential to drastically improve efficiency, ways of approaching the market and stakeholders, and to manage an increasingly complex risk picture.

Read more: Thinking Big (Data)

I recently caught up with outgoing Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board Chairman Cenk Gurol to get his thoughts on his time chairing the GFSI. Cenk headed up our food safety work for two important years and was instrumental in helping expand our reach and grow our successes during his time as Chairman.

I recently caught up with outgoing Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board Chairman Cenk Gurol to get his thoughts on his time chairing the GFSI. Cenk headed up our food safety work for two important years and was instrumental in helping expand our reach and grow our successes during his time as Chairman.

Read more: GFSI Q&A: Cenk Gurol on Getting Bigger, Better and Bolder

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