As a global food manufacturer, we believe we have a clear responsibility to lead in food safety. However, we also believe no one entity can do this alone. That is why we are taking a truly collaborative approach to food safety, one rooted in fostering mutual sharing and collaboration. By leveraging key collaborations and partnerships, alongside breakthroughs in science and technology, we are helping to address the most significant food safety challenges.
Food safety is one of the fundamentals of food security and it is an area of public health relevant to everybody on the planet.
New threats to food safety are constantly emerging through many factors, including changes in the environment, agricultural practices and food production, as well as the increasing globalization of trade.
Research in food safety science is therefore critical to better manage both known food safety threats and those that are emerging, as well as the yet unknown challenges we may face in the future.
Partnerships & Collaborations
The Mars Global Food Safety Center works with more than 25 partner organizations and academic institutions to share knowledge, generate new insights and help improve the resilience of supply chains in vulnerable countries around the world.
Our aim is to help to drive higher crop yields in a sustainable way and reduce contamination, food waste and environmental impact, while improving nutrition and economic value, helping to raise the bar on food safety and ensuring safe food for all.
Training & Events
The Mars Global Food Safety Center raises food safety awareness through education, training and knowledge sharing.
We harness the power of international collaboration and operational insights from Mars sites around the world, to deliver training programs to food safety practitioners, regulators, food suppliers, and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s).
Since opening our doors, the Mars Global Food Safety Center has hosted more than 1,000 visitors from around the world and trained more than 200 people from NGO’s, academia, industry and government.
If you are interested in learning more about partnerships, research collaborations, or training opportunities please contact us.
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Read more about our latest research, interviews, presentations and upcoming events.
How Mars Is Creating Safe Food Today for a Healthy Tomorrow
Dr Susan Blount outlines the worldwide collaboration Mars is undertaking to create safer food for a healthy tomorrow, including some important work around aflatoxins.
Building International Collaboration Mechanisms to Focus on Global Food Safety
As a leading global food and pet product manufacturer, Mars has always been relatively low-key, however there is one topic where Mars is quite “high-key” - food safety
Featured Reports & Publications
The Mars Global Food Safety Center conducts collaborative, original research using cutting edge approaches which are shared through scientific publications and forums. You can read more here.
Explore Our Primary Areas of Focus
Microbial Risk Management
We are investigating innovative, new technologies and methodologies with the potential to transform the management of microbial risk from reactive to predictive and ultimately preventative.
Mycotoxin Risk Management
Our goal is to mitigate and, ultimately, eradicate harmful mycotoxins. We work with strategic partners to generate new knowledge, build capability and develop training, and practical solutions which can be applied to help mitigate risk at vulnerable points in the food supply chain.
We investigate cutting edge tools, methods and capabilities to help mitigate food integrity challenges across the global food supply chain, helping to protect raw food materials and finished products.