An industry survey conducted in December 2022 found that just 49 percent of companies had a food safety culture plan.1 While this data has not been updated since that time, it is likely that the percentage has increased as groups such as SQF (Safe Quality Food), BRCGS (Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standard), and FSSC (Food Safety System Certification) have adopted food safety culture standards. As with any new requirement, the first several years often lend themselves to "checklist compliance," whereby organizations are in the initial stages of meeting new standards. For example, they may have a written policy or procedure defining what they do regarding food safety culture—check! Food safety plan completed—check! Visibility and communication from top leaders explaining everyone's role and why food safety is important, etc.—check! Celebrate with pizza parties and prizes at the front lines to drive energy and excitement around food safety—check! Frontline team members are engaged—check! Does that mean organizations are ready to check "complete" for improving food safety culture?