A holistic approach
Food safety to consumers simply means being able to rely on the food they eat. It means much more to producers, namely being in full control of all production parameters at all times, safeguarding quality and production throughout the manufacturing process.
Production of sufficient, safe and nutritious food is a global challenge faced by all actors operating in the food production chain. The performance of food-producing systems from farm to fork is directly and indirectly influenced by major changes in, for example, climate, demographics, and the economy. Many of these major trends will also drive the development of food safety risks and thus will have an effect on human health, local societies and economies. A holistic or system approach needs to be taken that takes into account the influence of multiple “drivers” on food safety. This will make it possible to predict the increased likelihood of occurrence of safety incidents in order to be better prepared to prevent, mitigate and manage the associated risks.*
Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat is fully aware of the importance of a holistic approach and embraces its responsibility to deliver high-quality, honest and safe products to the market.
Source: Food Research International, volume 89, Part 1, Pages 463-470.