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Food quality begins with company leadership

Food manufacturers must ensure standards for excellent quality are reflected throughout the entire supply chain, its technologies and standard operating procedures

July 29, 2014
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Food quality begins with company leadershipIn order to go above and beyond industry standards for food quality, there are various regulations to abide by, procedures to follow and technologies food manufacturers must implement.

To learn more about what food and beverage brand owners can do to maintain and improve product quality—and what resources will be available to them at PACK EXPO—Food Engineering spoke with Jeffrey Barach, PhD, consultant for PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows.

FE: What is the first step manufacturers should take to ensure quality?

Barach: It all starts with company leadership. The attitude, ethics and integrity of the corporate decision makers build the foundation for quality on the production line. Without a dedicated mission—and the resources—to pursue the highest levels of product quality, facility managers, engineers and operators cannot be expected to achieve advanced results in processing or packaging applications.

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