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Roles Beyond Food Safety: Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Wednesday, April 3, 2019  
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Quality Assurance and Food Safety - The importance of sustainability and social responsibility shouldn’t be downplayed, but are they really the responsibility of a food safety professional? Within the world of produce safety, it seems that the closer you get to the production side of the supply chain, the more likely it is that these areas fall under the purview of food safety. Although this is not the case at every company, it’s prevalent enough that it was recently an agenda item with the United Fresh Food Safety & Technology Council meeting. The group concluded that food safety is a separate discipline, requiring a unique skill set that is distinct from the other areas.

If this is the case, why would this conglomeration of roles ever have come into existence? There are three main reasons top leadership may think produce safety professionals could and should assume these other responsibilities.


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