In a world where food comes from many sources and often travels great distances, food safety is crucially important. Food safety practices, legislation and regulatory oversight vary between – and even within – nations which can affect the integrity and safety of global food supply chains.
Cargill is involved in numerous food supply chains around the world, from farm to table. Our goal is to provide safe food and feed every time, everywhere. Food safety is at the core of everything we do at Cargill, and it’s fundamental to our success. We define food safety as protecting people and animals at every step of the supply chain from illness or injury due to handling or consuming our products.
We take a comprehensive, science- and risk-based approach to food safety in our policies, operations and supply chains. Every day, we strive to continuously improve. And we know we can learn from and share with others, which is why we are part of the Global Food Safety Initiative, helping spread best practices all across the globe.
We advocate for a harmonization of food safety rules and practices across borders.
We seek to be a catalyst in our industry. Producing the safest food possible is absolutely critical to the ongoing success of our business. But we can’t do it alone. We work with others across the public and private sectors to address food safety issues and to establish standards and policies that improve the overall supply chain and build trust with consumers.
We hold ourselves to account when it comes to fully implementing and continuously improving our food safety approach. We monitor all our facilities continually, and we act swiftly to address any food safety issue within our supply chains. We are committed to advancing our own system and the strength of the industry through ongoing meat science research, new food technologies and improved processes.
We believe all employees are responsible for contributing to the success of our food safety system. We empower our teams to bring forward ideas that could improve our efforts and to take action when the have a concern or see an issue that may compromise food safety. At Cargill, food safety is everyone’s job.