Wishful thinking — we all experience it. But, when it comes to food safety, there is no place for it. Indeed, wishfully thinking that your weekly board meeting will be cancelled is very different than hoping no one will notice that the processing facility wasn’t cleaned and sanitized properly, and crossing your fingers that no adulterated products will result. Unfortunately, wishful thinking doesn’t work for (a) cross-contamination, (b) bad suppliers, or (c) the unlucky cattle who are slaughtered each day.
Food safety isn’t about believing in your products, it’s about proving that you are producing the safest products possible.