In spite of the dizzying swings, some people may tell you that it is working. So does a swing. It works but goes nowhere. Food Safety and Quality Management systems should not work like a swing. Undeniable evidence worldwide shows unrelenting commotion caused by failing strategies and practices.
In the second scenario, we have commotion that exists amidst a growing calm that is measurable. It is the scenario of steady progress without relinquishing conquered territories. This ensures the continuous increase of attained calm while commotion dwindles. Although many people may claim that this is where things are with their food businesses, it is difficult to present a credible argument that this is where things are in reality. One reported case of recall or illness outbreak continues to follow another as we observe the marketplace. Nevertheless, it is possible to have the steady progress scenario. With the right kind of focus, measurable progress can be made in the achievement of a sustained calm. This is the determination of the Global Coalition for Sustained Excellence in Food and Health Protection (GCSE-FHP). It currently sponsors and promotes the adoption of the SSQA concept.
With SSQA, the document joggling prowess in food safety and quality management loses its dazzling enchantment. The "roll-up-your-sleeves" and "on-the-floor" management approaches are given greater credibility. Being “serious” and “for real” is why the SSQA concept will never become a mere industry jargon that is thrown around to impress at food safety shows, conventions or similar gatherings.