Expert Talk: The Importance of Food Safety Culture for Food Audits

Consumers are looking into the food products they purchase with an increasingly critical eye. High expectations surround not only food safety but also sustainability and traceability. That means the requirement to implement an effective food safety culture for manufacturers and processors is crucial.

In the latest of a series of Experts Talks from the Food Safety Exchange, Chryssa Dimitriadis, Head of Food Standards at IFS talks to Björn Matz about the necessity of an effective food safety culture and the implications for food manufacturers with the introduction of unannounced audit visits in IFS Version 7.

With the news that food companies who are serious about implementing a food safety culture are more likely to have a better audit outcomes, Chryssa shares some useful examples of what auditors are looking for when it comes to evidence gathering.