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The food industry is sure to undergo a radical transformation in the coming decades. What changes should we expect, and how should food businesses prepare to face these challenges both now and in the future?

The food industry is sure to undergo a radical transformation in the coming decades. What changes should we expect, and how should food businesses prepare to face these challenges both now and in the future?

Read more: Four Emerging Challenges for Food Businesses — And How to Address Them

One of the most effective ways to help ensure your facility is properly sanitized is by integrating microbiological decontamination. This technique uses chlorine dioxide gas to help remove all forms of microbial life that could threaten food safety – in turn, helping protect your products and facility.

One of the most effective ways to help ensure your facility is properly sanitized is by integrating microbiological decontamination. This technique uses chlorine dioxide gas to help remove all forms of microbial life that could threaten food safety – in turn, helping protect your products and facility.

Read more: Decrease Food Safety Threats with Microbiological Decontamination

Food safety is in the news and contaminated produce has been a major culprit in 2018. The North American romaine lettuce recall just before the holidays left store shelves bare and consumers scrambling to modify their menus. The resulting financial losses were compounded by a loss of consumer confidence. Protecting the food chain demands insight, action and partnership. 

Food safety is in the news and contaminated produce has been a major culprit in 2018. The North American romaine lettuce recall just before the holidays left store shelves bare and consumers scrambling to modify their menus. The resulting financial losses were compounded by a loss of consumer confidence. Protecting the food chain demands insight, action and partnership. 

Read more: Protecting Produce

We have long talked about how stakeholders, and increasingly consumers, are demanding more sustainable operations and products from companies. Often such public demands have been targeting specific and in particular big brands. Consumer loyalty is often connected to these same big brands, and in the past we, as consumers, were loyal to brands whose products we purchase, today we tend to identify more with products than with brands. 

We have long talked about how stakeholders, and increasingly consumers, are demanding more sustainable operations and products from companies. Often such public demands have been targeting specific and in particular big brands. Consumer loyalty is often connected to these same big brands, and in the past we, as consumers, were loyal to brands whose products we purchase, today we tend to identify more with products than with brands. 

Read more: The Shift of Trust From Brands to Products

Multi-stakeholder collaboration is the beating heart of GFSI. The initiative began as a collaboration among a select group of retailers, but it has grown to encompass everyone involved in keeping food safe, including academics like myself. At the first plenary of this year’s conference, I will represent the academic perspective among a diverse cast of speakers, all of whom represent important voices in the food safety conversation.

Multi-stakeholder collaboration is the beating heart of GFSI. The initiative began as a collaboration among a select group of retailers, but it has grown to encompass everyone involved in keeping food safe, including academics like myself. At the first plenary of this year’s conference, I will represent the academic perspective among a diverse cast of speakers, all of whom represent important voices in the food safety conversation. I hope to encourage industry delegates in the audience to keep the academic perspective in mind as they work towards the future of food safety.

Read more: An Academic Perspective on Food Safety: Why Industry-led Collaboration is Key to Innovation

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