WIT Press


A Preventive Approach To Risk Management In Global Fruit And Vegetable Supply Chains

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FENV130141

Volume

170

Pages

12

Page Range

147 - 158

Published

2013

Size

1,073 kb

Author(s)

V. Raab, J. O’Hagan, F. Stecher, M. Fürtjes, A. Brügger, M. Bratzler, B. Wibbe & B. Petersen

Abstract

The aim of this empirical study was to create a concept for the implementation of a proactive risk management system in global value-added chains for fruit and vegetables. The focus was to develop a proposal for the categorisation of risks, as well as the systematisation of preventive failure identification and evaluation. This paper presents a general process model of how the quality management tool \“Failure Mode and Effects Analysis” (FMEA) can be used for the implementation of preventive measures in the international food trade. Furthermore, a proposal was developed for using existing information from food control databases of the competent public authorities in supplier countries as the initial guidelines for developing supplier and risk assessment procedures. Keywords: risk management, crisis management, risk prevention, health management, global supply chains, fruit and vegetable, enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC).

Keywords

Keywords: risk management, crisis management, risk prevention, health management, global supply chains, fruit and vegetable, enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC).