We should foster, support, and strengthen food safety culture on farms, in food facilities, and in homes. We will not make dramatic improvements in reducing the burden of foodborne disease without doing more to influence and change human behavior, addressing how workers on farms and in food facilities think about food safety and how they demonstrate a commitment to this goal.
Other aspects of food safety culture have been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on keeping food workers safe and educating consumers cooking more at home on safe food handling practices. We must also look within to ensure that we, as regulators, are promoting the development of a global food safety culture.
Food Safety Culture Webinar Series Co-Hosted by FDA and STOP
The FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness, a non-profit public health organization, are collaborating on a webinar series that explores food safety culture.
Food Safety Culture Systematic Literature Review
FDA released a systematic review of the scientific literature on food safety culture as a foundation for the FDA’s work on food safety culture with industry, consumers and within the agency.
Smarter Food Safety Core Elements