Here are some case studies that point to the positive outcomes of global collaboration between the food industry and government within the food protection continuum.
To help align standards and improve compliance, the World Bank (WB) has established a public-private initiative called the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) to help respond to gaps in food safety knowledge and to build capacity among middle-income and developing countries. The GFSP invites the community of food scientists to contribute resources that can be scaled for a global audience, join advisory working groups, and engage in sharing open-source knowledge.
When we think of Maple Leaf Foods, we think of the Toronto-based leading consumer protein company, when in fact it is also a high-performance learning organization. A focus on the coordination of manufacturing training and development as well as operations learning is deeply rooted in the company’s culture.
As Safe Food Canada partners with American organization, the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) to facilitate collaboration among industry, academia and government, Maple Leaf Foods lends its expertise in food safety training content standards to help advance a competency-based curriculum framework that is particular to Canada.
Olds College spearheads this integrative portal to bring together all facets of the agri-business sector. The idea is to maintain and advance Canada’s position in agriculture and food. While Canada and Alberta currently have a number of organizations focussed on working through today’s problems in agriculture, the Commons is set apart by defining and meeting future needs of agri-business.