Swainson’s Handbook of Technical and Quality Management for the Food Manufacturing Sector - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781782422754

Swainson’s Handbook of Technical and Quality Management for the Food Manufacturing Sector

1st Edition

Authors: M Swainson
Hardcover ISBN: 9781782422754
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st March 2018
Page Count: 900
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction
1. Introduction
2. Defining ‘technical and quality standards’

Part 2: Quality management issues in the food industry
3. The food safety and quality manual
4. Factory standards
5. Personnel control
6. Operations control
7. Site hygiene management
8. Audits

Part 3: Technical management issues in the food industry
9. Raw material and packaging supplier control
10. Product control
11. HACCP
12. Non-conformance control
13. Continuous improvement
14. Control of outsourced services
15. Technical compliance review
16. Managing the technical department
17. Legislation and regulation

Part 4: Key services and stakeholders in food industry technical and quality management
18. Hygiene management and pest control services
19. Third party audit standards and systems
20. Supplying supermarkets: good technical and quality management practices from a supermarket’s perspective
21. Enforcement authority perspective on the food manufacturing sector (UK EHO)

Part 5: Technical and quality management in specific food sectors
22. Raw meat and meat products
23. Fruit and vegetables
24. Nuts and seeds
25. Herbs and spices
26. Cereals
27. Dairy
28. Baked products
29. Canning
30. Cook-chill ready meals, soups and sauces

Appendix: Sources of technical information and support


Description

Swainson’s Handbook of Technical and Quality Management for the Food Manufacturing Sector provides a comprehensive overview of the role of technical and quality managers in a food business and their responsibility in maintaining industry standards. Part One of the book defines technical and quality standards, while Part Two looks at quality management issues in the food industry.

Part Three examines issues relevant to technical managers, with final sections covering key services and stakeholders in food industry management and technical and quality management in specific food sectors.

Key Features

  • Edited by an industry and academic expert with over 20 years of experience in technical and quality management in the food sector
  • Contains information that is relevant to a wide range of sectors in the food industry
  • Examines technical and quality management in specific food sectors, including relevant compliance standards

Readership

Technical and quality managers across the food industry; postgraduate/industry-based/postdoctoral students and academics with research interest in this area


Details

No. of pages:
900
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Hardcover ISBN:
9781782422754

About the Authors

M Swainson Author

Mark Swainson is Principal Lecturer in Food Manufacturing based at the University’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing in Holbeach. His industrial background is Technical and Quality Management within the high risk chilled and frozen food industry, for suppliers of a wide range of products (including ready meals, soups, sauces, pasta salads, dips and dressings) to the major supermarkets, food manufacturing and food service sectors. He is listed on the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Food Safety Experts Database, is a qualified and experienced Lead Auditor, a member of the Association of Applied Biologists (Food Systems Steering Group) and a member of the Institute of Packaging. He conducts industry based research and also works with businesses upon bespoke projects in order to address specific food industry needs and issues. Research areas include: Food Industry Quality Safety and Hygiene Control Systems Food Supply Chain Sustainability Microbiological Safety and Shelf Life of Foods.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Lecturer in Food Manufacturing at the University of Lincoln, UK