This week marks Musgraves Annual Food Safety Week campaign. While food safety and quality has always been Musgraves top priority, it is more important than ever in the midst of COVID-19.The Musgrave Food Safety & Quality team continue to ensure safe food starts from the moment a farmer feeds their herd all the way to Kitchen tables across Ireland. This is done through a range of inter-linked activities, the Food Safety & Quality team together with Suppliers and our Retail Partners work to manage risks and ensure the safety of the products our consumers buy every day. The team works with leading global food safety experts and organisations in such areas as development of Food Safety Culture and Food Authenticity so that the latest innovations and approaches are applied.
To ensure that we meet the highest standards, we put ourselves forward to be independently assessed and have recently rolled out the New Musgrave Retail Food Safety audit program. All of our SuperValu and Centra stores are approved to an External Accredited Standard for Food Safety and our distribution centres are in the process of rolling out the GFSI recognised FSSC 22000 certification for completion of accreditation by end of year 2021. In addition, our distribution centres independently hold other accreditations including BRC a Global Standard for Food Safety, Hygiene & Food Safety standards and Organic Certificates issued by Organic Trust Ltd which permits the distribution and supply of organic products. In response to COVID-19 the team also implemented a Musgrave Remote Audit process to ensure ongoing Food Safety and Quality Standards are being maintained by our suppliers.
To mark Food Safety week we have put together some top tips to keep food safe: