COVID 19 has changed our world. In the wake of this pandemic, food manufacturers have stood up to the challenge of performing as an essential business. We have shown the world how well this industry attempts to respond to a crisis; working together to maintain a safe work environment for the employee while producing safe food. This pandemic is yet another force in history that has caused the food industry to react and change the way business is done. The last century has brought significant changes to the food industry and ultimately has forced food safety professionals to move our focus to audit compliance and profits and away from the consumer. Now is the time to change our paradigm and refocus on the consumer and their wellbeing. Learn firsthand the influences that have shifted our focus and what some forward-thinking companies are doing to change the way they think about the food we make.
Will Daniels, President, Produce Division, IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group