Risk and Governance
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Food Fraud on the Rise
“While food fraud has been around for centuries, with a handful of notorious cases well-documented, we suspect that what we know about the topic is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Jeffrey Moore, senior scientific liaison for the USP.
9 things your supervisors should know about toolbox talks
Tool box talks, tailgate meetings, safety time-outs, crew briefings – the names vary by industry. But no matter what you call them or what industry you’re in, don’t assume that your site supervisors or crew leaders embrace the need for these gatherings or even understand what you
Food fraud - food safety schemes are fighting back
Food Fraud can be defined as the deception of consumers using food products, ingredients and packaging for economic gain. According to a GFSI report it is estimated that it could cost the global food industry $30-40 billion...
Ransomware Part 2 - Address your Risk
So is prevention practical or achievable? Let’s take a step back. What are the basics to ensure there is at least a basic level of protection to address the risk. Basic security principles will set you up to defend at least against non-specific attacks against your infrastructure
Top 5 Areas to Cover When Assessing Supply Chain Risk Factors
Have you identified and assessed all the risks in your supply chain? Knowing the key areas to evaluate for each of your suppliers can make this an easier and less time-consuming process. Here are the five key areas to cover when assessing the risk factors in your supply chain.
Ransomware: Rate your Risk - Part 1
You unlock the factory office, sit down in front of your computer, ready for the month end financial administration and payroll cycle. But it is not your book keeping software that greets you, but a message banner requiring a ransom payment of $200...
One hen’s coop is another hen’s graveyard
An interesting week for our feathered friends – across the world several interesting articles were published on the suitability of their living accommodations. These articles show the intersection of management system requirements and the need for a holistic approach to policies
Food Integrity – Connecting the Elements of a Larger Vision
In the first of this series of articles, we introduced food protection as a broad concept encompassing the high goal of what we called food integrity. We proposed a model to help us investigate the interplay of food safety, food security, food defense and food sustainability on f
Have you considered what you would do in the case of a fire? I’m sure you are covered for the actual property damage, but would you be able to continue business as normal immediately? It's unlikely, so how will you make money
5 Tips to ensure your business insurance is in order
Starting a food business has many challenges. Don’t get so sidetracked with the menu and the products that you forget about the fundamental business risks you should consider. Here are 5 tips for ensuring your insurance is in order.
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