Supplier safety assessment in the food supply chain and the role of standards
D.M. Julien, Cranfield University, UK
Food supply chains of today are increasingly global, with organisations having to source materials from outside traditional boundaries in order to remain competitive. Additionally, the interconnectivity of these global supply networks can mean that a problem in one country often results in a global crisis. These and other trends bring with them many challenges that need to be managed to safeguard the end consumer. The safety and quality of the finished product is dependent on the integrity of the entire chain from the farm to the fork, which requires systems and approaches to be in place to ensure that there ...