Everybody can be responsible for food safety, here's how.

Posted by The Navigate Food Safety Team on Feb 20, 2018 10:58:00 AM

Walk in a plant and pose the question: “Who’s responsible for food safety?” Two things are likely to happen. One, everyone points to the Quality Manager or Food Safety Lead. (This issue gets a blog post all it’s own!) Two, someone pipes up with: “Everybody’s responsible for food safety!” Great concept, but it’s rarely the reality in the plant. Most often there are things being neglected that nobody wants to be responsible for, some workers seem to be on ignore and overall, there’s no cohesive team effort.

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Topics: food safety culture, Food Safety Management, Goals

5 Steps to Working Together as a Team 

Posted by Alex Hanley on Feb 2, 2018 10:09:00 AM

Have you ever watched a team, any team, anywhere, that seemed to be working together effortlessly? People smiling, work getting done and they look like they’ve got it all figured out. Do you think it’s impossible to have that type of teamwork when it comes to food safety in your plant? There are high-performance teams out there and you can mimic their habits.

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Topics: food safety culture, Food Safety, audit readiness, Food Safety Management, Goals

Are SMART goals the answer in Food Safety Management?

Posted by Alex Hanley on Dec 8, 2016 9:52:22 AM

“I’m going to punch the next person who mentions SMART goals.” - LullaBelle, former Navigate Employee

Many years ago (just shy of 400...) a French bloke named Descartes had a crazy idea. He thought to himself: "If it can’t be measured, it’s not worthy of our attention. God likes math. Only math matters." Some people disagreed but Descartes was pretty convincing. As a consequence, SMART goals were born and they ruled.

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Topics: Food Safety Management, Goals

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