On the other hand, if the certification programs are already doing and will continue to do the job, why bother with the sweeping regulatory changes?
A Matter of Prudence:
While waiting, the individual businesses need to continue measuring their costs of implementing programs to satisfy the regulatory changes and the certification programs against the returns in terms of the achieved reduction in incidences of product failures, food safety issues and litigation costs as a matter of prudence.
The industry needs a solution with less cost and greater likelihood of reducing product failures, food safety issues and litigation costs. Perhaps we are entering the era of SSQA – For the Fearless Guardians of Food Safety and Quality