Compliance & Management Systems
The lack of compliance to food safety norms, practices and standards remain Africa’s biggest challenge, hindering the realisation of the full potential of the region’s agriculture, food security and exports potential.
The Continent faces a world that has placed high priority on conformance to international standards and quality, safety, environmental, labour, sustainability, and a myriad of other systems that must be conformed to in order to meet increasingly stringent and complicated requirements to access local, regional and international markets.
Some of the important and critical conformance standards include:
- ISO standards
- FSSC 22000
- International Labour Standards (ILS)
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Environmental standards
- Statutory and legal compliance
The Africa Food Safety & Quality Summit provides the platform to engage with various stakeholders within the agriculture, food and pharmaceutical value chain on the best approaches to mainstream conformity to these local, regional and international requirements and how businesses can derive the best out of implementing these requirements in their businesses.