UK: Spill the beans on food safety risks, says FSA
Posted: June 3rd, 2012 - 12:23pm
Source: Food Manufacture
Employees are being encouraged to spill the beans on food manufacturers that are jeopardising food safety by cutting corners in these cashstrapped times.
The Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) chief scientist Dr Andrew Wadge has called on the industry to make use of the FSA's "whistle blowing procedure" to report businesses that are putting consumers' health at risk by using poor food hygiene practices. Staff can report their employers and contractors their clients.
"We know through our incidents that things go wrong," said Wadge. "And there is also a real challenge in a recessionary time such as this to ensure that people aren't tempted to cut corners."