As an agricultural and food company, food safety is fundamental to Cargill’s ongoing business. Our goal is to provide high quality, safe food every time, everywhere. We recognize that our work in this important area is never done. Every day we work to earn the trust of our customers and consumers, beginning with the safety of the products we produce and extending to improving food safety around the world.
Our definition of food safety is simple -- protecting people and animals from illness or injury from handling or consuming our food products. Our efforts to ensure this—all along the vast supply chain, from production to consumption—are much more complex. Because we touch the global food supply chain in so many ways and in so many places, we take a broad, comprehensive science- and risk-based approach to ensure the safety and integrity of all of our products. This comprehensive approach is designed to address biological, chemical and physical hazards.
Because we recognize that food safety practices, legislation and regulatory oversight vary between and even within nations, we have adopted one global systems approach to which we hold ourselves accountable across all of our business, in all of our geographies.
Read more information about Cargill’s food safety initiatives.