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Meeting the requirements of importing countries: practice and policy for on-farm approaches to food safety.
Rev Sci Tech. 2006 Aug; 25(2):685-700.RS

Abstract

In light of the increasing consumer demand for safe, high-quality food and recent public health concerns about food-borne illness, governments and agricultural industries are under pressure to provide comprehensive food safety policies and programmes consistent with international best practice. Countries that export food commodities derived from livestock must meet both the requirements of the importing country and domestic standards. It is internationally accepted that end-product quality control, and similar methods aimed at ensuring food safety, cannot adequately ensure the safety of the final product. To achieve an acceptable level of food safety, governments and the agricultural industry must work collaboratively to provide quality assurance systems, based on sound risk management principles, throughout the food supply chain. Quality assurance systems on livestock farms, as in other parts of the food supply chain, should address food safety using hazard analysis critical control point principles. These systems should target areas including biosecurity, disease monitoring and reporting, feedstuff safety, the safe use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, the control of potential food-borne pathogens and traceability. They should also be supported by accredited training programmes, which award certification on completion, and auditing programmes to ensure that both local and internationally recognised guidelines and standards continue to be met. This paper discusses the development of policies for on-farm food safety measures and their practical implementation in the context of quality assurance programmes, using the Australian beef industry as a case study.

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Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Canberra, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17094706

Citation

Dagg, P J., et al. "Meeting the Requirements of Importing Countries: Practice and Policy for On-farm Approaches to Food Safety." Revue Scientifique Et Technique (International Office of Epizootics), vol. 25, no. 2, 2006, pp. 685-700.
Dagg PJ, Butler RJ, Murray JG, et al. Meeting the requirements of importing countries: practice and policy for on-farm approaches to food safety. Rev Sci Tech. 2006;25(2):685-700.
Dagg, P. J., Butler, R. J., Murray, J. G., & Biddle, R. R. (2006). Meeting the requirements of importing countries: practice and policy for on-farm approaches to food safety. Revue Scientifique Et Technique (International Office of Epizootics), 25(2), 685-700.
Dagg PJ, et al. Meeting the Requirements of Importing Countries: Practice and Policy for On-farm Approaches to Food Safety. Rev Sci Tech. 2006;25(2):685-700. PubMed PMID: 17094706.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Meeting the requirements of importing countries: practice and policy for on-farm approaches to food safety. AU - Dagg,P J, AU - Butler,R J, AU - Murray,J G, AU - Biddle,R R, PY - 2006/11/11/pubmed PY - 2006/12/9/medline PY - 2006/11/11/entrez SP - 685 EP - 700 JF - Revue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics) JO - Rev Sci Tech VL - 25 IS - 2 N2 - In light of the increasing consumer demand for safe, high-quality food and recent public health concerns about food-borne illness, governments and agricultural industries are under pressure to provide comprehensive food safety policies and programmes consistent with international best practice. Countries that export food commodities derived from livestock must meet both the requirements of the importing country and domestic standards. It is internationally accepted that end-product quality control, and similar methods aimed at ensuring food safety, cannot adequately ensure the safety of the final product. To achieve an acceptable level of food safety, governments and the agricultural industry must work collaboratively to provide quality assurance systems, based on sound risk management principles, throughout the food supply chain. Quality assurance systems on livestock farms, as in other parts of the food supply chain, should address food safety using hazard analysis critical control point principles. These systems should target areas including biosecurity, disease monitoring and reporting, feedstuff safety, the safe use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, the control of potential food-borne pathogens and traceability. They should also be supported by accredited training programmes, which award certification on completion, and auditing programmes to ensure that both local and internationally recognised guidelines and standards continue to be met. This paper discusses the development of policies for on-farm food safety measures and their practical implementation in the context of quality assurance programmes, using the Australian beef industry as a case study. SN - 0253-1933 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17094706/Meeting_the_requirements_of_importing_countries:_practice_and_policy_for_on_farm_approaches_to_food_safety_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.20506/rst.25.2.1692 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -