High quality, safe food every time, everywhere
As an agricultural and food company, food safety is fundamental to Cargill’s ongoing business. Our goal is to provide high-quality, safe food every time, everywhere. Our definition of food safety is simple: protecting people and animals from illness or injury from handling or consuming our food products.
We actively engage with the scientific community, our key customers and other stakeholders in the development of sound public policy. We also promote public-private partnerships that focus on the global harmonization of food safety standards, the improvement of food safety practices, and public education. For example:
Global Food Safety Initiative
We are leading the global food industry in supporting the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a non-profit foundation that benchmarks existing food safety standards against food safety criteria. GFSI’s mission is continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers.
Global Initiative on Food Systems Leadership
We are a founding member of the Global Initiative on Food Systems Leadership (GIFSL), which is an international consortium of educational institutions working toward global food security and sustainability. GIFSL partners with intergovernmental organizations, food companies and non-governmental organizations. It focuses on training to develop the next generation of worldwide food system leadership committed to global food security.
Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere
Cargill is a founding member of Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere (SSAFE), a nonprofit organization that fosters public-private partnerships in support of international science-based food safety, animal health and plant protection standards.
Cargill Malt's policy on food safety includes:
- Implementing effective systems and controls for Product Safety and Product Quality in our manufacturing sites, supply chain and associated toll processing operations.
- Conducting continuous development and training of our people to ensure a competent and engaged work force.
Malt legacy plants become FSSC 22000 certified
Cargill Malt’s worldwide operations team took another step forward in their never-ending journey of food safety. In May 2014, all legacy malt facilities became FSSC 22000 certified, with provisional plans for the non-legacy facilities, which are currently ISO 22000 certified. Cargill Malt’s continued efforts to becoming and maintaining FSSC 22000 certification shows our commitment to food and consumer safety.
Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.