SSAFE has announced the release of an industry best practice guide that details how to manage food safety during due diligence and post-merger integration phases of merger and acquisition activities in the food industry.

The guide is applicable to all types of mergers and acquisitions of food businesses across the food industry, irrespective of geographical location or company size, and is flexible to enable the user to tailor its application to its own unique acquisition situation.

"The intention of this guide is to help the food industry improve how it conducts due diligence and post-merger integration activities. Applying the knowledge, experience, and expertise from SSAFE members and Accenture can help businesses reduce potential food safety issues going forward." says Neil Marshall, president of SSAFE. 

The guide is now available as a free download at