Call for Food Hygiene Inspections After Huge Downturn
Did you know that recent research has shown there has been a 15% decrease since 2003 in the number of food hygiene inspections carried out by local authorities in the United Kingdom? While this may not seem like much, this percentage is equal to nearly 47,000 fewer inspections! Hence, why there is now much concern over public safety.
This decline is due to an increase in budgetary pressures, but it your safety that is being put on the line. Everyone from consumer watchdogs to health lobbyists and industry practitioners is now demanding this situation is rectified to prevent food suppliers from becoming too complacent with their hygiene standards and to make them more accountable for this.
If these claims are heard, this could lead to massive implications for those working within food supply chains, as food safety needs to focus on prevention rather than reaction. While there has not yet been a huge media incident over food safety claims, it is only a matter of time before a serious food safety issue is raised, and with it this data available over a lack of inspections.
Critical quality checks will, however, benefit not only consumers but also businesses too as it can be extremely costly to offset a food shipment that reaches its destination but is then turned away on the grounds of quality. Therefore, critical quality control checks throughout the supply chain are essential for both parties as this can highlight any quality issues very quickly.
Sanondaf has many clients within the catering, hotel, and farms and fisheries industries, all of which deal with food supply on a daily business and food quality will be of the utmost importance. If you feel as though your business could benefit from our service which kills 99.99% of all hazardous viruses, then get in touch today on 01236 702028 to see how we can help you get your company in spic and span shape.