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Supplier Auditing, food safety and sustainability converge

Something which we have started to notice is that food safety and sustainability are starting to converge. This convergence in its simplest form entails overstretched technical teams who are responsible for supplier auditing and food safety being given the responsibility in their businesses to manage sustainability within their supply chains.

We also see this on raw material specifications which are being used to gather sustainability information.

A recent article published by the Wall Street Journal highlights this trend by discussing how Indian government subsidising urea for farmers has resulted in the over usage of urea and degradation of soil fertility.

What this article did not discuss was any potential food safety issues from excessive urea usage.

Read the article at http://bit.ly/c5TMKi and let us know what you think.

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