Keeping your eyes open
Richard Werran encourages UK food businesses to build their resilience, remain alert to conventional risks – and to wake up to emerging ones.
The food sector continues to undergo enormous disruptive change. It is grappling simultaneously with major issues, including changes in consumer buying habits, virtual food shopping, sustainability, food waste, clean labelling, the war on plastic and even ‘nutrigenomics’ – the interaction between nutrition and our genes. In this turbulent environment, it is no wonder food businesses may have their eye off the ball when it comes to risk management and adopt an ‘it won’t happen to us’ approach. In short, it needs to become more proactive and more resilient.
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