When it comes to food safety, the common factor in many incidents and recalls is people. In response PAS 320:2023 gives organizations clear guidance on what a good food safety culture looks like.
Who is PAS 320 Developing and sustaining a mature food safety culture – Guide for?
Any organization of any size or purpose across the food chain, from primary production to final delivery to consumers. PAS 320:2023 might also be of use to:
- Educational institutions
- Trade associations
- Coalitions of action
- Professional bodies
- Certification and accreditation bodies
- Certification programme owners (CPOs) and regulatory bodies
What does PAS 320 Developing and sustaining a mature food safety culture – Guide cover?
PAS 320:2023 gives guidance on recognizing and maintaining a positive culture of food safety in any food organization, regardless of its size or focus.
It includes guidance on using a food safety culture maturity model against which organizations can assess their level of maturity to help foster cultural change that impacts on all functions and levels in a food organization. It covers the defined pre-requisites and taxonomy of organizational culture, with a food safety culture focus. Why should you use PAS 320 Developing and sustaining a mature food safety culture – Guide?
- It provides practical guidance on recognizing and maintaining a positive safety culture in any food organization
- It will drive best practices throughout the industry that can proactively mitigate food safety risks by embedding a safety culture in food organizations, top down and bottom up
It can help increase confidence in food organizations and strengthen their risk management.
PAS 320:2023 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 on ending hunger, and achieving food security and sustainable agriculture, and Goal 3 on good health and well-being.