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OPERATIONS
Certifications

ARMED AND READY
Food safety audits and certifications prepare bakers and snack
makers for all eventualities, even those unforeseen like COVID-19.
by Dan Malovany

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Life is full of surprises, but when it comes to food safety,
they're hardly ever pleasant ones. That element of the
unknown is partly why the food industry developed the
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which is designed
to create universal standards to ensure confidence in the
delivery of safe, quality food to consumers worldwide.
And managing those unexpected events - or at
least establishing the protocol and systems to proactively minimize and effectively react to them - became the government's impetus behind the Food Safety
Modernization Act (FSMA).
So, after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
struck, how well were these standards designed to ensure food safety in these times? Perhaps one of the best
groups to answer this question is the BRCGS, which is
used by more than 29,000 suppliers in more than 130
countries, with certifications issued through a global
network of accredited organizations.
"Food businesses that are certified to the standard
must have a full understanding of the products they

manufacture and distribute, and have systems in place to
identify and control significant product safety hazards,"
said Jessica Burke, senior manager, technical services for
BRCGS. "The standard has two key components, senior
management commitment and a HACCP-based system,
which provides a step-by-step approach to managing
food safety risks. With all this in mind, businesses that
use the standard are well positioned to identify, assess
and act on the new risks associated with COVID-19."
For Joseph Levitt, the sense of urgency surrounding COVID-19 has reminded him of the post-9/11
period when he was director for the Center for Food
Safety and Applied Nutrition in the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA). This time, however, the impact
on the food industry is significantly different.
"This one in many ways is worse because it affects
personal safety and worker safety," noted Mr. Levitt,
partner with Hogan Lovells, a Washington, DC, firm
that serves as legal counsel to SNAC International and
other food industry groups. "The one saving grace is it

Commercial bakeries
need to focus on
ensuring worker safety,
in addition to food
safety, in light of the
COVID-19 outbreak.
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