Developments in quality management systems for food production chains
L. Theuvsen, Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany
This chapter discusses the state-of-the-art and recent developments in quality management in food supply chains. Special emphasis is put on the regulatory framework of quality management the relationship between chain organization and quality management and recent attempts to improve chain-wide quality-related communication. These attempts include food law certification schemes and the use of IT and quality management techniques. The implementation of tracking and tracing systems and total quality management approaches represent new directions that have gained growing relevance in the food sector. ...