- The costs of implementing safety assurance programs versus derived level of safety
- Food safety management program investments costs versus desired profit margins
- The extent to take food safety measures versus practical feasibility and economic survival of the business
- Shareholders expectations versus consumer interests
- The costs of developing and enforcing regulations versus the derived public protection
- Import restrictions due to safety concerns versus political backlash due to short supply (with respect to sufficiency and/or variety)
- The national economic benefits of food export trade versus the integrity of issued export certificates
- Their safety versus affordability
- Their social conscience versus the enjoyment of food produced by companies that are guilty of unfair or inconsiderate labour practices
- The convenience of unhealthy foods versus the inconvenience of healthier alternatives
- Education or training income versust the outcome
- Theory versus practical realities
- Ideal conference hall or laboratory setups versus the daily uncertainties in the front lines
With these events taking place, the industry urgently needs to build an army of critical thinkers and real food safety solution providers on the ground instead of building a pool of so-called food safety coordinators or managers who are forced to proceed independently as mere document jugglers with a very narrow and superficial focus on "passing third party audits".
SSQA leads the way to making the system serve us instead of making us serve the system.