The Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) scheme was the focus of the training held this week to highlight how businesses could implement and benefit.
FSSC 22000 certification places responsibility for food product safety with senior management, changing their thought processes and attitudes which then filters down to employees.
Chetan Parmar, senior vice president of food services at Intertek, said: “This is why schemes such as the FSSC 22000 are so important to promote and increase awareness of food safety.”
The scheme can provide cost saving benefits to the business by reducing waste, returns, reworks, customer complaints and overtime, said the firm.
Donna Crockart, general manager of Intertek South Africa, said: “We are firm advocates of the scheme and believe a strong food safety culture within an organisation can benefit the whole supply chain right through to the end consumer.”