An Important "Before and After" Question
Some people in the industry assume that greater complexity equates to advanced programs. A closer look reveals that many suggested programs intended to solve the problems faced by the industry become complex because the parties or agencies setting them up are actually confused about the direction to take with the intended purpose. So, assuming that if done by a committee it is automatically wise, they strike committees to simply introduce sporadic thoughts that come to mind as new rules. These rules are often introduced with mostly unfounded arguments instead of prudent (and preferably scientific) validation exercises to confirm the relevance of the suggested rules. Sometimes it is simply argued that it is "what the industry wants or likes" which is often contrary to what the industry actually needs. Whereas a better argument for rules should be what the industry needs but may not like.
With very little attention paid to the needs “downstream”, the drying up of the food safety assurance sea, in terms of its effectiveness, will get increasingly visible. Signs of this drying up are already becoming obvious if you take a look at the unrelenting waves of recalls – Recall Notices from Selected Countries.
2. 10 Reasons for Quality Initiatives Failure