By Tammy Switucha
Food safety issues can lead to serious health risks for the public and they are costly for businesses responsible for preparing, exporting and importing safe food.
Preventive controls help to prevent food safety hazards and reduce the likelihood of contaminated food entering the market, whether they are prepared within or outside of the country. These controls help businesses to identify and correct issues early in the production process.
“Food safety is good business. By introducing preventive controls into their food safety procedures, businesses can ensure that their customers feel confident to consume their products,” says Lyzette Lamondin, Executive Director of Food Safety and Consumer Protection at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.