Imported Food Scares raise the need for better Auditing and Compliance

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The recent food scares with imported berries and tuna have raised more than public fear and government scrutiny. They’ve once again raised the importance of – and apparent lack of – proper auditing procedures with many organisations around the globe.

 

In this article we look at food safety and discuss the need for replacing current auditing and compliance systems, in order to safeguard public health. 

Self Regulation and Compliance Aren’t Always Compatible

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Self-regulation, in most instances of business or government, is far from effective or consistent, let alone honest. Self-preservation is a powerful thing, and human nature dictates that we’re all going to make a mistake at some point.

When that unfortunate incident happens, the best thing that can happen is to immediately address it and handle it. The longer it goes unaddressed, the more harm it will cause when it finally sees the light of day. Self-regulation, combined with a natural tendency towards self-preservation, is simply an invitation to corrupt practices or processes.

In this article the greyhound racing debacle demonstrates the potential issues when auditing and compliance are left to subjective measures