Food Safety and Quality Systems in Developing Countries - Chapter 1: Technical considerations for the implementation of food safety and quality systems in developing countries

Elsevier, Food Safety and Quality Systems in Developing Countries, Volume III: Technical and Market Considerations, 2020, Pages 1-40
André Gordon, Debra DeVlieger, Akhila Vasan, Brian Bedard

This chapter discusses the technical considerations for implementing food safety and quality systems in developing countries considering current and future requirements. It will build on initial discussions in Volumes I and II and present more details on requirements for exporting food products into Europe, the United States of America, Canada and Australasia. It will examine the state of food safety within selected countries in the Far East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa and considerations for exporting from these markets into others. Among the issues to be examined are national food laws, regulatory frameworks, compliance and enforcement, national and regional regulatory cooperation and the role of national and regional regulators in facilitating access to export markets and regional trade alliances. The interaction of trade with food safety, nutrition and food security is explored. The chapter provides overviews of the EU and Australia/New Zealand regulatory environment and focused, detailed overviews of key components of the US FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 2011 and the Safe Foods for Canadians Act 2012. Included are explanations of critical components of FSMA and the SFCA, their implications, as well as possible approaches to compliance for food industry and market access practitioners.