Three Things to Learn about Food Safety Culture during your First Food Safety EVENT food safety culture learning series Oct 04, 2021

Yep, you’ve been here before. 

In Food Safety & Quality, this isn't unusual.  In fact, in FSQ, we have an insider joke about Friday afternoon calls. 

Friday afternoon is when you get the call about a less-than-ideal situation that started either early that day, or even earlier in the week.  While this call has your heart pounding and your gut telling you something is a-miss, you have little information to know if this really is BIG or if it’s just an...

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How Your Values Relate to Food Safety Culture food safety culture values Sep 03, 2021

Yep, your values are showing EACH. AND. EVERY. DAY.

Like the other day when you had to let someone know they didn’t fill out the record completely for a temperature check, or when you high-fived someone for catching foreign material.  Your values were showing.  You were telling everyone around you that documenting food safety programs and speaking up are important.  You’re exhibiting the food safety behaviors (culture) you expect to see. 

Your values are also...

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Are you Gonna Miss Me when I'm Gone? bettertogether takesavillage Aug 04, 2021

‘You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone’ are the sweet lyrics that Brooks & Dunn and Anna Kendrick swoon on different radio stations, playlists, and music apps.  While the two songs have a different feel and come from separate worlds, both spark the same question – do we miss things when they’re gone?

I don’t know about you, but I miss having face to face time with YOU, my fellow FSQ professionals.  I miss the magic that spontaneously comes...

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Why Pizza Parties Aren't Cutting it for Food Safety Culture mindset powerful conversations Jul 27, 2021

It’s Thursday mid-morning.  You’re at work busy [insert your favorite FSQ activity] and production seems to be running smoothly.   Your mind keeps drifting to the last few things you need to get ready for this weekend: pack food, put camp chairs in the truck, grab bug spray. 

 

It’s been months since there’s been a ‘no production’ weekend, and last week the complex manager announced NO PRODUCTION for this weekend.  Last...

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What I’m Reading: The Crossroads of Should and Must learning series Jul 19, 2021

Prepare yourself.  This isn’t your average self-help book.  This book is simply AMAZING as Elle Luna captures the essence of how and why we journey to find our MUST.  

‘Must is who we are, what we believe, and what we are doing when we are alone with our truest, most authentic self.  It’s that which calls to us most deeply.’  

Elle uses a delightful combination of wording, art, and playfulness to help our creative minds engage in...

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Radical Mindset Shifts - Good for Running, Good for Food Safety Culture grit mindset Jul 19, 2021

Congrats to me.  Yep.  To me!

Anyone who knows me personally will understand why I am congratulating myself.  You see, I was that driver who proudly displayed the “0.0” sticker in their back car window, and NOW, I’ve just completed a half marathon.  

Here’s why I’m congratulating myself.  In about 20 years, there’s been only a handful of times I haven’t been to the gym multiple times during the week to do some type of...

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5 Ways to Survive Your FSQ To-Do List time management Jul 09, 2021

Post it.  Note pad.  Legal pad.  Task list.  Mental List.  White Board.   

Which one is your favorite method to track your ever growing To-Do list in Food Safety & Quality (FSQ)?   You know - that To-Do list that's like Rapunzel's hair - except without the magical properties?

 Did I just catch an eye roll?  

The beauty of being in FSQ is you touch every single area of the business.  The beast of being in FSQ is you...

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