If the food safety standards and audit checklists are harmonized across the different audit groups, that should make it easier for customers to compare, and accept, audit results.
Securing a global food supply chain requires a more thoughtful approach to how food businesses and governments look at ensuring food safety.
The Global Harmonization Initiative is a network of scientific organizations and individual scientists working to promote harmonization of global food safety regulations and legislation.
Whenever the Global Food Safety Initiative standards are presented at various international forums, there is a discussion on which standard is best.
This article introduces the Sanitation column to Food Safety Magazine as an important aspect of food safety.