RICEC AND WORLD FOOD DAY 2023: THE CONTRIBUTION OF CERTIFIED AUDITORS
Every October 16, 150 countries celebrate World Food Day to commemorate the founding of FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
“Water is Life, Water is Food. Leave no one behind,” the theme chosen this year.
There are 2.4 billion people living in water-stressed countries, and about 600 million people are affected by pollution, ecosystem degradation, unsustainable practices and climate change.
This precious resource is not infinite, and the way we produce and consume food has a direct impact on water resources, but also on the safety of the food that reaches our tables.
The UNI EN ISO 22000:2018 standard “Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain,” has the great merit of integrating and harmonizing internationally the safety management approach along the entire food chain.
The standard was developed by a technical committee of ISO in cooperation with experts from the very FAO, the World Health Organization, and the food industry. The standard has a very broad scope in that all stakeholders in the food supply chain can adhere to it.
Certified Auditors and Lead Auditors in food safety management emerge as key figures in this context and play a key role for operators, which is essential for proper implementation of EU regulations on food hygiene and safety.
Certified Auditors are the professionals who drive change toward a better, more sustainable food future for all. Their expertise in food safety management is critical to ensuring that food practices become more sustainable and responsible, thus contributing to a world where no one is left behind.
Ricec, the value of Expertise also for the protection of the Planet’s resources!