Food Safety for the 21st Century: Managing HACCP and Food Safety throughout the Global Supply Chain / Edition 1

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This book provides a practical and up-to-date text covering the essentials of food safety management in the global supply chain. It gives the readers the knowledge and skills that they need to design, implement and maintain a world-class food safety programme. The book builds on existing texts on HACCP and food safety, taking the next step forward in the evolution of HACCP and providing a text that is relevant to all sectors and sizes of food businesses throughout the world. It shares practical food safety experience, allowing development of best-practice approaches. This will allow existing businesses to improve their systems and enable businesses that are new to HACCP and food safety management requirements in both developed and developing countries to build on existing knowledge for more rapid application of world-class food safety systems. The book also educates practitioners such that they will be able to use their judgement in decision-making and to influence those who make food policy and manage food operations. 

Key features:

  • Examines all aspects of food safety required to run world-class food safety systems throughout the global supply chain
  • A comprehensive ‘how to guide, suitable for practitioners in all parts of the global food industry
  • Authors possess a total of 85 years’ experience of food safety management in the manufacturing, retail and academic sectors
  • Helps businesses to improve their systems and enable those new to HACCP to build on existing knowledge for more rapid application of food safety systems
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"Authors Sara Mortimore, Carol Wallace and William Sperber provide practical, up-to-date coverage on the essentials of food safety management in the global supply chain ... This book provides information relevant to all sectors and sizes of food businesses throughout the world, clearly outlining how the foundations of a world-class food safety management programme can be built." (On the Bookshelf, 2011)

“I highly recommend the work and consider it an essential addition to the personal library of scientists, managers, educators, academic researchers, and students working to understand and advance food safety on a world scale.” (Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, 23 August 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405189118
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sara .E. Mortimore, Vice President Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Land O'Lakes, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Carol A. Wallace, University of Central Lancashire, UK

William H. Sperber, Cargill, USA

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Table of Contents




How to use this book.

The authors.

Glossary of terms and acronyms.


1 Origin and evolution of the modern system of food safety management: HACCP and prerequisite programmes.

1.1 Historical perspectives.

1.2 Origin and evolution of HACCP.

1.3 The necessity of prerequisite programmes.

1.4 The future of HACCP.

2 Lessons learned from food safety successes and failures.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Benefits of using HACCP – lessons learned from successful implementation.

2.3 Misconceptions or ‘failure to understand HACCP’.

2.4 Barriers to effective HACCP use.

2.5 Reasons for failure.

2.6 Difficulties with applying HACCP through the entire food supply chain.

2.7 Roles and responsibilities – lessons learned.

2.8 Conclusions.

3 Food safety challenges in the global supply chain.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Increased complexity of the global supply chain.

3.3 Food safety issues in global trade.

3.4 Strategic-level responses.

3.5 Tactical level responses.

3.6 Conclusions.

4 The future of food safety and HACCP in a changing world.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Food safety issues.

4.3 Technology advancements.

4.4 Food safety management.

4.5 Changes in thinking/policy making.

4.6 Conclusions.


5 Recognising food safety hazards.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Biological hazards.

5.3 Chemical hazards.

5.4 Physical hazards.

5.5 Conclusions.

6 Designing safety into a food product.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Formulation intrinsic control factors.

6.3 Use of experimental design and analysis.

6.4 Ingredient considerations.

6.5 Conclusions.

7 Designing a safe food process.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Process control of microbiological hazards.

7.3 Process control of chemical hazards.

7.4 Process control of physical hazards.

7.5 Conclusion.


8 Overview of a world-class food safety programme.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Preliminary concepts and definitions.

8.3 World-class food safety programmes in the global food supply chain.

8.4 Continuous improvement of the world-class food safety programme.

8.5 Conclusions.

9 Building the foundations of a world-class food safety management programme: essential steps and practices.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Essential management practices.

9.3 Preparation activities for food safety programmes.

9.4 Prioritisation of corrective actions.

9.5 Conclusions.

10 Formalised prerequisite programmes in practice.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Prerequisite definitions and standards.

10.3 Prerequisite programmes – the essentials.

10.4 Prerequisite programmes and operational prerequisites.

10.5 Validation and verification of prerequisite programmes.

10.6 Conclusions.

11 Conducting a product safety assessment.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Training for research and development personnel.

11.3 Example of a product safety assessment.

11.4 Conclusions.

12 Developing a HACCP plan.

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Preliminary concepts.

12.3 Applying the codex logic sequence to develop a HACCP plan.

12.4 Conclusions.

13 Implementing a HACCP system.

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 Activities for implementation of a HACCP plan.

13.3 Considerations for implementing updates and changes to an existing HACCP system.

13.4 Conclusions.

14 Maintaining a food safety programme.

14.1 Introduction.

14.2 What is food safety programme maintenance?

14.3 Responsibility for food safety programme maintenance.

14.4 Maintenance of prerequisite programme elements.

14.5 Maintenance of HACCP system elements.

14.6 Use of audit for successful food safety system maintenance.

14.7 Incident Management.

14.8 Conclusions.



Appendix 1: HACCP case studies.


Case study 1: Shell eggs – food safety case study.

Case study 2: Manufacturing – prepared meals.

Case study 3: Food service – Lapland UK food service operation.

Case study 4: Food safety in the home: a review and case study.

Appendix 2: Global food safety resources.


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