Food Safety and Quality Systems in Developing Countries - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128142721

Food Safety and Quality Systems in Developing Countries

1st Edition

Volume III: Technical and Market Considerations

Editors: Andre Gordon
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128142721
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 272
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Food Safety and Quality Systems in Developing Countries, Volume III: Technical and Market Considerations is a practical resource for developing countries that face a range of challenges in the food trading market. This information will help exporters, inspectors, regulators and other stakeholders in the food industry understand the unique differences between countries to improve food chain distribution. Specific examples of food safety systems in a range of environments—supported by structured case studies—illustrate the differences between entities and how system implementation is done to improve food safety and quality worldwide.

Key Features

  • Explores safety and quality standards for the exportation of traditional foods to countries involved in food trade
  • Describes proper assessment and implementation techniques of food safety and quality systems
  • Provides case studies of various food items, including packaging, labeling and delivery conditions
  • Includes standards, such as TQM (Total Quality Management), Root Cause Analysis, ISO 9001, 5S, and Six Sigma


Food safety practitioners, regulators around the world; trade practitioners, international trade lawyers, exporters in developing countries (globally), buyers interested in imports from developing countries; international organizations, universities and lecturers on food safety, food export trading house businesses; Consultants, students, lecturers, regulators, inspectors, auditors

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Agribusinesses - From Quality Systems to Food Safety and Quality Systems
2. Technical Considerations for Food Safety and Quality Systems Implementation in Developing Countries
3. Food Safety-Based Strategies for Addressing Trade and Market Access Issues
4. Food Safety, Quality and Nutrition Considerations for a Major Staple containing a natural toxicant: Cassava (Manihot esculenta)
5. Food Safety and Quality Systems Implementation along Value Chains
6. Important Market Considerations: Supplier Quality Assurance Systems
7. Microbiological Considerations in Food Safety and Quality Systems Implementation
8. The Role and Importance of Packaging and Labelling in Assuring Food Safety, Quality and Compliance of Export Products
9. Food Safety and Quality Systems Implementation in Product Development
10. Implementing GMP, GAP, HACCP and Traceability Systems
11. Case Study: Caribbean Sauce Exporters – Building Compliant and Robust FSQS Systems
12. Case Study: Spices (Nutmeg and Mace, Cinnamon, Cloves, Others)


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About the Editor

Andre Gordon

Andre Gordon

André Gordon is the Managing Director for Technological Solutions Limited, Jamaica. He possesses over 25 years of experience in the provision of solution-oriented technical assistance to various players in the Agribusiness sector in Jamaica, the Caribbean, Canada, Western and Southern Africa, the United Kingdom, and the European Union (EU).

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Managing Director, Technological Solutions Limited, Jamaica

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