Achieving food safety success in the new environment where consumers, purchase prepared foods on a more frequent basis rather than cooking at home is becoming a more difficult process to achieve.
This means going beyond the traditional training, testing, and auditing approaches to be able to manage the risk of causing food poisoning, such as Listeriosis.
What is needed is a better understanding of organisational culture and the human dynamics of food safety. To be able to improve food safety one must change the individual’s behaviour. Simply put, food safety equals behaviour. When viewed from these lenses, one of the most common contributing causes of food borne disease is unsafe behaviour. Thus, to improve food safety, we need to better integrate food safety with behavioural science and use a systems-based approach to managing food safety risk.