A global pandemic does not negate our responsibility and requirement to maintain Food Safety in food production plants and adhere to FSMA policies set forth by the FDA. In fact, in an era of reduced workforce, supply chains may be disrupted, critical contracted services such as cleaning and pest control may unavailable and you may not be able to get critical supplies.
Can Codex food standards and various food safety, hygiene guidelines and codes of practice positively impact domestic food manufacturers that do not export? The short answer is “YES!”
Codex provides a transparent international platform for food safety and hygiene as well as manufacturing practices, food standards (ranging from dairy products to seafood to pasta), acceptable and unacceptable food additives specific to every food sector, contaminant levels in all foods, etc. Understanding Codex and how to make use of Codex standards, guidelines and codes of practice can benefit every food manufacturing business, whether food products are exported or not.