Journal Article (Refereed)
Safe and Local Supplier Approval ¿ A case study of the third party supplier approval scheme for micro and small food businesses
Bradford-Knox, R & Kane, K 2014, 'Safe and Local Supplier Approval ¿ A case study of the third party supplier approval scheme for micro and small food businesses', International Journal of Management and Applied Research, 1(1), pp.30-47.
It has long been recognised by many that micro and smaller food manufacturing or supply businesses have difficulties in meeting the food safety standards designed for larger food businesses and demanded of them by their customers. The consequence of this has been that the buyers have lacked sufficient confidence in the food hygiene and food safety of their products. In 2005 certain individuals and organisations within or related to the food industry got to together to design and develop a standard or scheme that, if met, could provide sufficient assurance that their standards of food hygiene and food safety management controls minimised any risk of harm to their customers or consumers. This case study examines the factors that inspired the need for Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA), the third party supplier approval scheme, and led to its development, how it compares to other private standards and its potential for future development. It also seeks to show how SALSA and the principles it follows fit in with the principles of risk based management systems through support, cooperation, between the various parties and businesses involved together with a sound governance structure in order to achieve successful outcomes.
International Journal of Management and Applied Research