The 2023 Food Safety Culture Award will recognise an exceptional culture journey at a South Australian dairy processing business.

Judges will examine how food safety culture has developed, including how everyone in the business has been taken along the culture journey, the successes and challenges along the way, rewards, and plans going forward.

Food safety culture is defined as “shared values, beliefs, and norms that affect mindset and behaviour toward food safety in, across, and throughout an organisation”.

Dairysafe recognises the benefits that food safety culture delivers – it’s good for business. That’s been clear from the insights provided by previous finalists and winners.

“Production and processing of safe food are now seen as more about culture and less about ticking boxes. A strong culture is key to food safety and quality, which are key parameters for business growth,” said Geoff Raven, CEO of Dairysafe.

“The judging panel will be looking to recognise an exceptional journey, so nominees are encouraged to pull out all stops in telling their story.”

This is a great opportunity to assess where you are at in your food safety culture journey and obtain direct positive and constructive feedback.

You can also give us a call if you would like to discuss any aspect of the nomination process.

Details on the award and how to nominate are outlined in the information pack sent to each dairy processor. The nomination form consists of an overview of your business, three preliminary questions and five main questions.

The Award carries a $5,000 education, training and development grant.

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday May 12. Three finalists will be announced on August 1 and the winner will be announced and presented along with the finalists at the 2023 SA Dairy Awards Gala Dinner in August.

The information pack and nomination form are also available on the Dairysafe website.