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.
Dong Li has been awarded his PhD by the University of Nottingham, UK. He is Reader in
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.
University of Liverpool, UK
Food safety management in global supply chains: Case study from exporters’
Dong Li, Food Safety 2018, Volume 2