Overnight, the pandemic has turned the entire food industry upside down. While news stories speak of robot deliveries, contactless purchases, and sanitizing protocols, the changes might be much more substantial than that. So, what is the real impact, and what does the future hold for the food industry?
Surviving a crisis requires a strong food safety culture, and participation by all employees is critical.
COVID-19 put audits on hold beginning in March as the industry looked to food safety leaders like GFSI to provide guidance on the pandemic’s impact for the auditing process.
Development and implementation of a food safety plan is key to protect your customers and your brand; additionally, the appropriate choice of instruments to control foreign materials, as well as their validation process, are crucial activities within the food safety plan.
In reality, your plant has probably been affected by COVID-19, but have your actions been documented?
Many food manufacturers are discovering that ERP software plays a key role in lowering the risk of food and beverage product recalls.
Domestic inspections will be preannounced, but it is not very clear how the agency will determine where they will conduct inspections first. And with COVID-19 surging in some states, it may not even be safe to send inspectors into facilities.
Technology plays a key role in facilitating ongoing coordination between human resources and security that bolsters food defense in a COVID-19 world.
Our working group of leading and innovative organizations is zeroing in on practical solutions to address critical issues.
Outdated technologies are preventing advancements and efficiencies in the food industry, resulting in the paradox of mounting food insecurity and food waste. By reviewing the slow history of technology adoption to-date, it is clear that opportunity exists to advance the pace of innovation to create more resilient food supply chains in the future.