Everything from protocols to uniform standard operating procedures to documentation can be analyzed and mined for best practices. The next step is to standardize them throughout the corporation. There are commonalities to be found at the various plants, and they can be leveraged to help facilitate those scheme certifications essential for meeting GFSI and the demands of customers who insist on GFSI standards for their suppliers.
Training is fundamental to establishing a food safety culture, without which efforts to meet compliance with GFSI standards are likely to be inadequate. That is why it is important for every quality control and human resource manager to recognize the imperative of reviewing the effectiveness of their current training program and seek changes and tools to optimize their training practices throughout the organization.
Unifying training to meet these upgraded standards is an urgent goal, and meeting this goal is best accomplished using today’s comprehensive technology, which removes inconsistencies and alleviates deficiencies in safety and training—especially lack of comprehension. GFSI’s approved schemes require such proof. A food safety culture demands it.
Laura Dunn Nelson is director of industry relations for Alchemy Systems, LP, an Austin, Texas-based company that creates and globally markets highly interactive training products that use technology and media to educate individuals and groups. Reach her by phone at (254) 965-8563 or e-mail at email@example.com. Visit the company’s website at www.alchemysystems.com.