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Risk management-an industry approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11594476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An effective risk management system covering the whole process of food production from "farm to fork" is required by the food industry in order to assure that the food provided to consumers is safe. Food safety and quality assurance begins with the design and development of food products starting with product conceptualisation and continuing with the selection, purchasing, and evaluation of raw materials and with the specifications for processing, packaging and distribution. Within a larger quality management framework a number of tools have been developed by the food industry, which when used in an integrated fashion facilitate the management of food safety. These include good manufacturing practice (GMP), good hygiene practice (GHP) and HACCP (hazard analysis critical control point) as well as quality systems which allow the verification that all factors affecting the safety of a product are under control. Finally, regulations and systems can only function if they are applied. Everyone, from the farmer, the line operator in the manufacturing plant, to the person handling the food in distribution and sales, needs to be aware of his influence with regards safety. The effectiveness of safety awareness programs specific to each area is key to an industry approach to risk management.
A C Huggett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0895-3988     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed. Environ. Sci.     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-11     Completed Date:  2002-02-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8909524     Medline TA:  Biomed Environ Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Regional Quality Assurance Laboratory, Nestlé R&D Center, Pte, Ltd, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Food Contamination / prevention & control*
Food Handling
Food Industry*
Public Health
Public Policy
Quality Control
Risk Assessment
Risk Management*

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