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September 06-08, 2018 | Edinburgh, Scotland

Food safety and Hygiene

International Conference on

Journal of Food Technology and Preservation | ISSN: 2591-796X | Volume 2


food safety management system (FSMS) is a regulatory

requirement for every firm in the global food chains

(CAC, 2009). The success of FSMS in preventing foodborne

hazards depend on its correct implementation and

application (Fotopoulos, Kafetzopoulos and Psomas, 2009).

The implementation of FSMS is not always successful due to

the complexity of food business operations in supply chains.

It is crucial to identify critical factor (CF) that influence the

overall success and contributes to the performance of the

FSMS (Oakland (2012; Kafetzopoulos and Gotzamani, 2014),

in order to guarantee the food safety. While studies on CFs

have been reported in the literature, it still lacks in efforts in a

sense confirming the impact of the key factors on successful

FSMS implementation. Case studies have been carried out

in our research. CFs have been identified and categorised

into three levels: organisation, market, governance. Selected

Asian exporters in the global fishery industry have been

interviewed. Data has been analysed to justify the findings.

Our analysis suggests that factors at the three levels, such as

human resource, management responsibility, facility, working

environment and financial abilities, supply chain relationship,

external supports and food safety governance critically

impact on FSMS implementation. In the global supply chain

context, supply chain relationships play a crucial role in the

FAMS performance. Further studies on the impact of the key

relationship elements on the FSMS performance categorise

the selected cases into different clusters. The difference in the

FSMS performance of these clusters provides clear evidence of

different impacts of the key supply chain relationship elements.

The research contributes both to the literature and business

practice. The research enhances understanding of impacts of

CFs and supply chain relationships on FSMS performance and

overall business performance. This will practically contribute

to businesses in adopting improvement strategies with

limited resource and informing relevant stakeholders to set

up policies in supporting and collaborating with the firms.

Speaker Biography

Dong Li has been awarded his PhD by the University of Nottingham, UK. He is Reader in

OperationsandSupplyChainManagementattheUniversityofLiverpool,UK.Hisresearch is

mainly in food supply chainmanagement. He has intensively published and guest editing in


projects and is currently leading an over €1M EC H2020 project on food security research.


[email protected]

Dong Li

University of Liverpool, UK

Food safety management in global supply chains: Case study from exporters’


Dong Li, Food Safety 2018, Volume 2

DOI: 10.4066/2591-796X-C1-001