A Novel HACCP System Supported By QMRA For Increased Food Safety
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D. Popov Janevska, R. Gospavic & V. Popov
A novel approach based on integration of the existing Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach with the Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) is presented which is developed as part of the Chill-On EC FP6 research project. Though the paper deals with the main principles of operation of the system, some elements of practical implementation and operation of the HACCP system combined with QMRA as well as a Shelf Life Predictor (SLP) are presented. The novel HACCP system makes use of QMRA for estimating the risk to consumers due to consumption of food contaminated with Specific Foodborne Pathogens (SFP) or estimating the remaining shelf life of the product. The system is designed for help with increasing the quality and safety of products in food supply chains. Keywords: food safety, HACCP, QMRA, shelf life.
food safety, HACCP, QMRA, shelf life