Food safety is getting harder.
There were 2.5 times more recalls in the U.S. between 2013 – 2018 than in 2003 – 2008.
In response, every food safety standard is raising the bar and straining basic paper systems.
Most major retailers now require GFSI-benchmarked food safety certifications.
Many certifications are introducing unannounced audits that greatly reduce preparation time.
Most companies must introduce digital traceability, supplier approvals, internal audits, and more.
Certification bodies have increasingly hard grading and new processes to close out non-conformities.