The Costing Tool does not only support famers and farmer organizations produce safe food for the market and for their own household’s consumption, but it can also impact socioeconomic development more broadly. As food safety standards increase and products become even safer, the incidence of sickness, death and lost productivity due to foodborne illness can decrease, benefiting communities near and far. And, as climate change increases temperatures, brings extreme weather and raises sea levels, the Costing Tool can help farmers prepare and budget for climate-related food safety issues in their production that may include increased pathogens, algae blooms, mycotoxins and heavy metals.
The Corus International family of organizations will continue to promote food safety as a fundamental pillar of a resilient and sustainable food system.
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This blog was authored by Isabelle Ick, Senior Program Associate and co-lead on developing the Food Safety First Costing Tool.