Putting Pleasure on the Plate and Safety in Mind
Uganda is often described as Africa’s food basket, amongst many other glowing names, and agriculture has for long been the country’s predominant economic activity. From cash crops to food crops, Ugandan farmers have produced in abundance.
From Ugandan farms up until the dining table, are farmers, food manufacturers, food packaging manufacturers and caterers amongst others that come into contact with food at the different stages of the food chain. The major concern, especially for producers, is how to integrate ideal food handling practices within their daily operations to ensure their food products are safe for consumption and of good quality.
No producer in the food business wants to be the source of a food-related disease outbreak, become publicly disgraced in mainstream media and social media for selling contaminated food, and be shut down by the authorities for poor food handling practices.
It is with these food safety concerns that the International Standards Organization developed ISO 22000 a management system standard to help control and ensure the safety of food products at all stages of a food chain. ISO 22000 provides guidelines on the different controls a food handler must put in place along a food chain to ensure food products are not contaminated by physical, chemical and biological hazards.
Successful implementation of ISO 22000 earns your business a certificate which comes with sweeping benefits; with an ISO 22000 certificate, your products easily meet a common supplier requirement that demands you to be ISO 22000 certified if you wish to supply major food companies, your products enjoy ease of access into new markets and have a longer shelf time since they’re of higher quality, you’re bound to register an improvement in sales, your customers have assurance and confidence on safety and quality of your products, and your corporate image immensely improves because you provide safe and quality food products.
Remember, food is essentially the most consumed commodity, on a daily basis, across the globe. According to 2014 a report by White Vinyl Design, over 5000 tonnes of food are consumed every single minute across the globe. It is one item that has the potential to pose a huge danger to the consumer as well as a huge boost through its nutritional benefits. You wouldn’t want to pose a threat to the health of your customers?
There’s never a better time to disrupt your business than today, you need ISO 22000 to help you grow your food businesswhile putting pleasure on the plate and safety in the mind of your customer. Contact us today to get started on implementation of ISO 22000.