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Strengthening national food control systems: A review of the literature and insights from the movers and the shakers

Katherine Rostron (The University of Salford, Salford, UK)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Article publication date: 15 November 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify global issues relevant to the strengthening of national food control systems with reference to the hospitality and food service sector. It is the second paper in a themed issue of Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes presenting international food safety management challenges and solutions.

Design/methodology/approach

Literature review and semi‐structured interviews with food control officials and academics involved in the strengthening of national food control systems.

Findings

This paper finds that similar challenges are experienced by interviews in a range of countries. Food control management and information, education, communication and training are identified as key challenges for food control authorities. In addition, smaller and/or less developed businesses and particularly the hospitality sector, are highlighted as important.

Practical implications

The paper will be of value to practitioners, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders involved in the food industry.

Originality/value

In this paper, the experiences of individuals involved in the development and implementation of national food control policy are brought together for the first time.

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Citation

Rostron, K. (2011), "Strengthening national food control systems: A review of the literature and insights from the movers and the shakers", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 3 No. 5, pp. 402-412. https://doi.org/10.1108/17554211111185773

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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