Audits and inspections are never enough: a critique to enhance food safety

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dc.contributor.author Powell, Douglas A.
dc.contributor.author Paterno, Maria Sol Erdozain
dc.contributor.author Dodd, Charles
dc.contributor.author Morley, Katija A.
dc.contributor.author Costa, Roy E.
dc.contributor.author Chapman, Benjamin J.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-29T16:13:10Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-29T16:13:10Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15431
dc.description.abstract Internal and external food safety audits are conducted to assess the safety and quality of food including on-farm production, manufacturing practices, sanitation, and hygiene. Some auditors are direct stakeholders that are employed by food establishments to conduct internal audits, while other auditors may represent the interests of a second party purchaser or a third-party auditing agency. Some buyers conduct their own audits or additional testing, while some buyers trust the results of third-party audits or inspections. Third-party auditors, however, use various food safety audit standards and most do not have a vested interest in the products being sold. Audits are conducted under a proprietary standard, while food safety inspections are generally conducted within a legal framework. There have been many foodborne illness outbreaks linked to food processors that have passed third-party audits and inspections, raising questions about the utility of both. Supporters argue third-party audits are a way to ensure food safety in an era of dwindling economic resources. Critics contend that while external audits and inspections can be a valuable tool to help ensure safe food, such activities represent only a snapshot in time. This paper identifies limitations of food safety inspections and audits and provides recommendations for strengthening the system, based on developing a strong food safety culture, including risk-based verification steps, throughout the food safety system. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713512004409 en_US
dc.subject Food safety en_US
dc.subject Audit en_US
dc.subject Inspection en_US
dc.subject Culture en_US
dc.title Audits and inspections are never enough: a critique to enhance food safety en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2012.07.044 en_US
dc.citation.epage 691 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Food Control en_US
dc.citation.spage 686 en_US
dc.citation.volume 30 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dpowell en_US


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