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Get the Complete Guide on How to Meet GFSI Food Safety Culture Standards


Now that GFSI certification program owners will be including food safety culture as a part of their audits, most food manufacturing companies are asking: How can we pass the audit requirements? How will that be measured? How mature is our food safety culture?

This new paper answers those questions and more. Authored by leading experts in the field, “Building a Mature Food Safety Culture: A Guide to Meeting GFSI Culture Standards” will:

  • Help you understand GFSI’s five dimensions of food safety culture,
  • Review various certification program owners (SQF, BRCGS, IFS, FSSC 22000) food safety culture expectations to help you prepare for new audit requirements,
  • Discuss increasing regulatory emphasis on food safety culture,
  • Provide practical steps to advance the maturity levels of your food safety culture for each of the five culture dimensions.

Focus on each food safety culture dimension is critical to your audit success. This complimentary guide is the first document to provide step-by-step tips to advance through each dimension and develop a more mature food safety culture.

About the Authors

Laura Dunn Nelson
Laura Dunn Nelson

Vice Chair, IAFP Food Safety Culture PDG; BSI PAS 320 Food Safety Culture Steering Committee
VP of Food Safety & Global Alliances, Intertek Alchemy

As a member of GFSI’s Food Safety Culture Technical Working Group and Chair of the “People” subgroup, Laura helped draft the food safety culture guidelines set forth by GFSI. Currently, Laura is the Vice Chair of IAFP’s Food Safety Culture Professional Development Group and a member of the BSI PAS 320 Food Safety Culture Steering Group. She has been a global ambassador for food safety culture, speaking on the topic around the globe as Intertek Alchemy’s VP of Food Safety. Laura brings over 30 years of experience implementing food safety and quality control programs for processing, packaging, food service, and retail operations. Laura has worked with global retailers and manufacturers in the implementation of their food and workplace safety programs. She has also assisted food companies in the successful implementation of good manufacturing practices (GMP), quality assurance, and HACCP programs.

Jeff Chilton

Certified SQF Consultant and Auditor, FSPCA and International HACCP Alliance Lead Instructor;
VP of Consulting, Intertek Alchemy

Jeff has over 35 years of experience in the food industry, specializing in food safety, quality assurance, and plant management. Jeff has worked 23 years as a consultant, helping clients achieve and sustain GFSI certification under the SQFI, BRCGS, and FSSC 22000 standards, providing USDA and FDA Regulatory Compliance services for HACCP and Food Safety Plans and performing food safety training for the industry. Among other credentials, Jeff is a certified SQF Auditor, SQF Consultant, Preventive Control for Human Food Lead Instructor, International HACCP Alliance Lead Instructor, and NAMI Inspection Advisory / Scientific Affairs Committee Member.

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