Determining common contributory factors in food safety incidents – A review of global outbreaks and recalls 2008–2018

ConclusionsThis study offers key insights into global food safety incidents according to food and drink categories, hazards and common contributory factors. Food manufacturers could use the identified primary and secondary causes as guidance for continuous improvement programmes to prevent food safety incidents.
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research

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