Welcome to Food Focus, where we believe in doing things "the right way".
Food Focus was launched in 2016, with the objective to help find you find answers to your compliance issues by creating a hub of information with recognized experts and service providers. We aim to inspire you to comply!
It began as a friendship between Linda Jackson, Adele Krogh, and Bridget Day and was fuelled by a shared passion for the food industry and the need to make a difference. We have tried to do this in a few different ways during our careers – training, consulting, auditing - but we always met with the same limitation – we can only be in one place at one time. Food Focus gave us the opportunity to change that…
We have always wanted to help the food industry do the right things. Making food safely, keeping employees safe, and building the right culture, being responsible corporate citizens and minimising any impact on our natural environment. It's always been about compliance for us and conformance to standards.
We no longer see these things as separate compliance issues – they are all linked. Our goal is to provide a single platform where we can talk about all these issues and find the answers to doing it well. By this, we hope to help you implement effective systems that will meet audit requirements but more importantly will support your business strategy.
We obviously don't know everything about everything - but that's okay because we are good at digging up answers, researching, and reaching out to the people who do have the answers.
Our objective is to help find the solutions to your compliance issues by providing a hub of information drawing on the experience of recognized experts and service providers.
Food Focus has grown significantly in the last 5 years. In 2018 we started developing our Food Safety Culture Assessment in order to help the industry discover how to focus on this intangible but necessary concept. In 2019 we added a trade magazine, Food & Beverage Reporter, to our ranks, and in 2020 we developed Foodemy Training Directory, in response to the need for the industry to easily source training, despite the restrictions of the pandemic.
We also launched the annual Food Safety Summit SA in collaboration with Lucia Anelich, which will be running for the third time in June 2022.