Safety First – ESM Chats To Mondelēz International's Roy Kirby
The Consumer Goods Forum's recent GFSI Conference highlighted the level to which food safety remains at the forefront of business decision making within the retail and consumer goods trade, highlighting the levels to which firms have maintained high standards during what has been a tumultuous year.
ESM caught up with the co-chair of the GFSI Steering Committee and director of global food safety at Mondelēz International, Roy Kirby, to discuss how businesses should use the learnings generated during this period of flux to further the food safety agenda going forward.
ESM: Hi Roy, thanks for talking to us. One of the core takeaways from the GFSI Conference was how food safety should be a prerequisite when it comes to food product development and distribution. That even despite the COVID crisis, it isn't any less important?
Roy Kirby: It's got to be the number one agenda. The reason it should be the only agenda is that when something goes wrong in food safety, we all suffer. And likewise, when something goes right, we all benefit.
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