Systematic assessment of core assurance activities in a company specific food safety management system

P.A. Luning, W.J. Marcelis, J. Rovira, M. van der Spiegel, M. Uyttendaele, L. Jacxsens

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Abstract

The dynamic environment wherein agri-food companies operate and the high requirements on food safety force companies to critically judge and improve their food safety management system (FSMS) and its performance. The objective of this study was to develop a diagnostic instrument enabling a systematic assessment of a company's food safety management system. This paper discusses core assurance activities, their contribution to assurance, and how to judge these activities in a company's FSMS. The diagnosis shows which core assurance activities a company executes and at what level, therewith creating a basis for discussion about systematic improvements
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-312
JournalTrends in Food Science and Technology
Volume20
Issue number6-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • critical control point
  • techno-managerial approach
  • hazard analysis
  • haccp systems
  • conceptual-model
  • microbial data
  • united-states
  • quality
  • validation
  • industry

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