Purchasing Liability Insurance is no Substitute for a Strong HACCP Plan
By Skye Marie
Food is fundamental, vital, and no one is exempt. Therefore, any business handling a food commodity is affecting every person and must insist that food safety risk management be their first priority. Unfortunately, many businesses fail to realize the serious ramifications of not understanding the significance of this. Finances are expended on many things, from buildings to bar stools, from staff to stemware and from advertising to ambience. Truth be known, if the food passing through these establishments isn’t safe, none of these expenses will matter.
Consideration of the price of adhering to a strict set of standards for food safety risk management must be weighed against the tremendous cost of losing reputation, revenue, livelihood, legal fees, and/or the of loss of a life. The dollars invested by an organization in establishing and conveying the commitment to a safe food environment reaps returns that have lasting effects. These include growing customer loyalty, increasing profits, and expanding markets achieved through the persistent awareness of food safety each hour of every day.