Journal Article (Refereed)
Approaches to Food Safety Hazard Control and Risk Management: A Case Study of Preston City Council¿s Food Safety Compliance Strategy
Bradford-Knox, R & Kane, K & Neighbour, S 2016, 'Approaches to Food Safety Hazard Control and Risk Management: A Case Study of Preston City Council¿s Food Safety Compliance Strategy', International Journal of Management and Applied Research, 3(1 ), pp.14-29.
This case study aims to demonstrate that an approach based on cooperation and collaboration can improve the rapport and trust between food businesses and enforcement officers leading to improvement in levels of compliance and reduce costs. The study integrates a desk research literature review with a qualitative case study approach supported by quantitative data. Case interviews with food industry professionals were performed to identify opinions and barriers to successful legal compliance plus in depth interviews with the Preston City Council whose approach is the focus of this case study. The barriers and challenges facing all parties involved implementing risk based food safety management systems and achieving an acceptable level of compliance with the various public regulations and industry regulations have been the subject of much research. These include factors of motivation, commerce, training, hazard control, analysis and management. This case study shows that the cooperative approach, and techniques used by Preston City Council demonstrates a trend towards improvement in the levels of food hygiene compliance among food businesses as well as economic benefits in the use of resources.
International Journal of Management and Applied Research