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Controlling organic chemical hazards in food manufacturing: a hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP) approach.
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PMID:  12224422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hazard analysis by critical control points (HACCP) is a systematic approach to the identification, assessment and control of hazards. Effective HACCP requires the consideration of all hazards, i.e., chemical, microbiological and physical. However, to-date most 'in-place' HACCP procedures have tended to focus on the control of microbiological and physical food hazards. In general, the chemical component of HACCP procedures is either ignored or limited to applied chemicals, e.g., food additives and pesticides. In this paper we discuss the application of HACCP to a broader range of chemical hazards, using organic chemical contaminants as examples, and the problems that are likely to arise in the food manufacturing sector. Chemical HACCP procedures are likely to result in many of the advantages previously identified for microbiological HACCP procedures: more effective, efficient and economical than conventional end-point-testing methods. However, the high costs of analytical monitoring of chemical contaminants and a limited understanding of formulation and process optimisation as means of controlling chemical contamination of foods are likely to prevent chemical HACCP becoming as effective as microbiological HACCP.
K Ropkins; A J Beck
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Die Nahrung     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0027-769X     ISO Abbreviation:  Nahrung     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-12     Completed Date:  2002-12-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0142530     Medline TA:  Nahrung     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Agricultural Sciences, Imperial College, University of London, Wye, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5AH, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Product Safety*
Decision Trees
Food Analysis / economics
Food Contamination / analysis,  prevention & control*
Food Handling
Food Inspection / methods*
Food-Processing Industry / standards*
Organic Chemicals* / analysis
Proportional Hazards Models
Safety Management
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Organic Chemicals

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