Each year more than 600-million people fall ill, and more than 420,000 die
prematurely because of foodborne illnesses. Alarmingly, a third of all foodborne
deaths occur in children under the age of five. Not only does unsafe food have a
public health impact, but it also has an economic impact because of losses in
productivity and trade, costing the global economy about $110bn each year.
Food Safety Certification validates that the food business is managed by following
healthy practices that ensure safety and quality.
What is food safety?
Food safety (or food hygiene) is used as a scientific method/discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. The occurrence of two or more cases of a similar illness resulting from the ingestion of a common food is known as a food- borne disease outbreak.
Food safety is the assurance that food will not cause harm to the consumer when it is prepared and/or eaten according to its intended uses.
The benefits of a food safety certification
The presence of a food safety and quality management certification provides evidence that a business operates to a recognised high standard for food hygiene and safety. This can be an important consideration for potential customers who are looking to safeguard their supplier chain. Below are some of the key benefits why manufacturers or distributors of food products should have a food safety certification:
- Increasing brand credibility
- Providing consumer confidence that products are safe and of good quality.
- Protecting the entire supply chain and promoting best practices
- Gaining worldwide market access
- Giving products a competitive advantage
- Promote growth, reduce costs, and increase efficiency.
- Ensure food safety is key and help reduce business risks.
- Being safe from reputational risk
- Improving supplier standards and consistency in raw materials, packaging, and similar issues by preventing product defects.
- Eliminate multiple audits and meet regulatory requirements at a lower cost.
Whether you are manufacturing, storing, and distributing or packaging food, a certification demonstrates a higher standard of food safety and quality management maintained at your business. It is becoming increasingly essential for food companies to possess a third-party safety certification in order to keep up with competitors on the market. This can be vital in securing contracts with large retailers and is often a pre-requisite as part of a supplier approval process.
Golden Spices is proudly accredited.
Currently Golden Spices is HACCP accredited and as I write this, we are undergoing our final FSA audit so we too can boast a Certificate of Achievement for FSA (Food Safety Assessment) for both our customers and theirs.
At Golden Spices it is our business to produce high quality products including a range of spices, herbs, and marinades. Through our quality management system and quality professionals we ensure we manage our quality control and so doing our customers benefit too.
If you would like to know more about the range of products we have to offer, get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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