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We interviewed Jan Kranghand, a Global Food Safety Conference delegate who goes way back with the GFSC, attending an astounding 12 out of the 13 editions of the annual event. Jan kindly took the time to tell us his about his GFSC experience!

We interviewed Jan Kranghand, a Global Food Safety Conference delegate who goes way back with the GFSC, attending an astounding 12 out of the 13 editions of the annual event. Jan kindly took the time to tell us his about his GFSC experience!

Read more: A GFSC Journey | 12 Years with the Global Food Safety Conference

If there’s truth in the saying that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts, the global food industry certainly has the tools at its disposal to prove it. As an industry, we have made great steps in improving food safety and in assuring the related supply chain. But there remain wider challenges ahead, challenges that will require greater collaboration to overcome.

Read more: Food Safety: A shared responsibility through collaboration | LRQA @ GFSC 2015

Foodborne illness is a growing public health problem around the globe – and one that continues to evolve. In emerging markets, diets are shifting in focus from grains to proteins, which carry a higher risk profile and greater hygiene requirement. These diet shifts – along with population growth – mean 75 to 100 percent more calories are needed to feed the world. And all this demand is stressing our systems. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in China, where food safety incidents made the news frequently in 2014. 

Read more: Food Safety in China Matters Everywhere | Ecolab @ GFSC 2015

Today, the global food industry is characterized by growth: growing complexity, growing risks, more and more crises and, as a result, a growing need for trust. With the rise of the well-informed and ever-connected shopper, brand owners need--now more than ever--to instill confidence in their consumers in order to secure brand loyalty.

Read more: Drive Consumer Trust | TraceOne @ GFSC

In a recently published industry consultation report, the need for the development and implementation of the appropriate systems to assure supply chain integrity and therefore supply chain resilience, throughout manufacturing, distribution and sale was listed amongst the key industry priorities. Such systems would involve analytical, horizon scanning and intelligence gathering tools able to identify, assess and mitigate risks.

Read more: Building Resilience in the Supply Chain | SGS @ GFSC 2015

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