While you can definitely learn a thing or two from food safety news, consultants and your peers, there's also plenty to learn from the food safety management discussions taking place online.
From bloggers and politicians to revered food safety publications, there are a lot of voices discussing food safety news and trends and relaying their perspectives. But with so many voices you could potentially follow, how do you pick the ones that will add the most value to your Twitter stream?
While we definitely couldn't include them all, here's our list of several of the best food safety-related Twitter accounts out there today.
1) Marion Nestle
Every food safety manager, whether you are new to the industry or an experienced veteran, can gain expert knowledge from Nestle. The author of several books about food policy, Nestle tweets only the best posts and insights about food safety.
2) Vytenis Andriukaitis
Andriukaitis has approximately 23K followers on twitter. The EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety tweets the latest food safety news from Brussels.
3) Julie Pierce
Having spent many years working at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as Chief Information Officer, Julie is definitely one to follow on Twitter. The Director of Openness, Data and Digital at the Food Standards Agency provides regular insights and shares the latest food safety news.
4) Tina Brillinger
Tina is an accomplished networker in food safety, having founded 'Global Food Safety Resource' and was previously Publisher of Food Safety and Quality magazine in Canada. One to know in the industry, Tina tweets the latest articles and resources from GFSR, including blogs about food safety, food management standards, food risk and food science.
5) Matthew Regusci
Regusci specialises in supply chain food safety and compliance from farm to fork. Matthew tweets about the latest issues in the food industry and shares articles from his blog.
6) Doug Powell
Former professor of food safety Doug Powell uses Twitter to broadcast the latest evidence-based opinions on current food safety issues.
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