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Title: Exploring Dynamic Systems Analysis to Support Risk Based Auditing of Quality Assurance Standards for Food Chains in Ghana
Authors: Marmon-Halm, Michael
Issue Date: 31-Oct-2018
Abstract: There is an increasing demand to ensure worldwide food safety due to the expanding global economy and international trading of foodstuffs. The most significant driving force for increased attention to food safety has been the continued surge in new food borne pathogens, chemical contaminants and different food borne accidents. The purpose of food safety audit is to verify that the food producer have developed, documented and implemented a food safety management system. This is because food quality management system increases the security and safety for employees and management of the company as well as the general well-being of a nation. The study population were some selected government and regulatory bodies and manufacturing companies. The population was taken from Accra and Tema Metropolis. The sample size for this study is 100 respondents purposively chosen from the selected organizations. The random sampling method and purposive sampling method were used in selecting the sample size for the study as well as the respondents respectively. The literature revealed that there are still challenges with the certification of many manufacturing companies because safety standards are not the same all over the world to facilitate working with food safety for producers and retailers, especially those that have a common foundation of requirements. Finally, based on the findings and conclusion of the study, it came out clearly that current food safety standards designed on checklist does not give party assurance. The grey areas revealed in a risk based audit exposed serious lapses in the current pre-requisites issued out by regulatory bodies in Ghana. The researcher recommends the following interventions; (keywords). These are; companies should partner themselves to obtain local regulatory bodies should team up with international certification bodies and review existing blue prints on Ghana food safety.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Science, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Food Quality Management, 2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11524
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