WFSO was established in 2002 as non-profit organization with the mission to harmonize the Food Safety Management standard, develop and support the Food Safety programs for the benefit of the Food Industry and the consumer. At the Inauguration conference of 16th June 2001 a mandate was agreed by the panel of experts including a cross section of the Food industry comprising of: Governmental agencies, Certification bodies, Training authorities, major supermarkets, processors, academics, Educational bodies and the WHO.
Following this recommendation, the WFSO board approved the aims and objectives of the WFSO:
Harmonize the food safety standard and related training and educational programs to support the development of the Food Business.
To date WFSO has issued over 10,000 certificates and has implemented contracts in numerous industries such as : meat processing , slaughtering, distribution , wine production, flower mills, food processing , dairy, hospitality, cold stores and farming.
WFSO recognizes that Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are the most vulnerable businesses. Compliance, legislation, bureaucracy and all the associated costs are the major factors hindering the business growth of many good Food Businesses. WFSO is committed to support all SMEs and provide cost effective solutions to sustain the Food Business growth. The WFSO philosophy is to provide a high level of auditing aimed at assisting sustainable business growth.
With this mission in mind, Culinary Impressions Inc., as the approved representative of the World Food Safety Organisaiton in the United States, continues to work to harmonize the food safety standard and related training and educational programs to support the development of the Food Business.