Safety in Agri-food chains

P.A. Luning, F. de Vlieghere, R. Verhé

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Increasing public demand for adequate and safe food supply has led to extensive development in the field of plant-animal production, food processing, quality and safety procedures, food analysis and control and regulations. However, safety of food can only be guaranteed by the integration of control systems in the complete food chain ¿from stable to table¿. This book covers the total agri-food chain. The first section includes a chapter giving a clear overview of the food production chain, followed by chapters about distinct safety risk factors (biological, chemical, physical and others) occurring in the agri-food chain. The third section deals with various systems to handle these risk factors. It includes a chapter on the various Quality assurance systems, a detailed chapter on HACCP, as well as on risk management, modelling of safety, and tracking and tracing. The last section includes chapters on the different stakeholders (consumer, legislation, ethics) that are concerned with food safety. The book is aimed at supporting educational programmes on safety in agri-food chains in higher education and at the academic level. It can also be used as a handbook in food industry and agri-business.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Number of pages98
ISBN (Print)9789076998770
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • food safety
  • food quality
  • systems
  • quality controls
  • risk assessment
  • agro-industrial chains
  • quality management


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