Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, Minn., launched the Food Safety Culture Assessment, an innovative and tested tool to help measure and advance food safety behaviors and the overall food safety culture within food retail organizations.

The Food Safety Culture Assessment is a series of easy-to-read questions on the key elements of an effective food safety culture.

Assessment results are reported with an overview by question and category, a Food Safety Culture Index, an industry benchmark score and recommendations to help prioritize an organization’s action planning efforts. Companies can take the assessment on an annual basis or at any desired frequency to help ensure they are making progress in maintaining and strengthening a strong food safety culture.