Global Markets Program; the global food safety opportunity for SMEs and vendor assurance programs


A local supplier of ingredients or regional products, a food truck festival, a small local brewery and a small retail shop. These are just a few examples of small and medium sized organizations (SMEs) who are involved in all stages of the food supply chain. Providing safe food is essential for any supplier within the food supply chain. Robust food safety standards and initiatives like ISO 22000 and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have an important role in securing food safety. Although these initiatives have improved food safety assurance, there are still a lot of challenges ahead of us. One of these challenges is to ensure food safety within these SMEs. A solution and opportunity for these challenges is the Global Markets Program.

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