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Implementation of Food Safety Management System in Food Production and Handling in Northern Serbia

Quality of Life (Banja Luka) - APEIRON
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HACCP means a prevention-based food safety system that identifies and monitors specific food safety hazards which can adversely affect the safety of food products. Food business companies in northern Serbia have worked on the implementation of HACCP systems for 10 years. This paper analyzes degree of implementation of HACCP, degree to which workers in production understand the importance of HACCP and how the food business companies are applying HACCP procedures in practice. The study was conducted through a survey that included 642 employees in 191 food business companies in northern Serbia. Efficiency of food safety management system application, such as, knowledge about food safety management systems, benefits of implementing food safety management system, barriers for implementation of food safety management systems, priorities of companies for implementation of food safety management systems etc). Results presented in this paper are the results of surveys conducted in food businesses in northern Serbia.

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