The Contribution of Food Safety Management Systems to the Prevention of Deliberate Food Contamination

Smith, Madeleine
Food Safety Management systems such as HACCP can help to prevent deliberate contamination of food. These systems are widely used already by the food industry to prevent accidental contamination. This makes them an attractive and cost effective way to address the issue of deliberate contamination.
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M. Smith, “The Contribution of Food Safety Management Systems to the Prevention of Deliberate Food Contamination,” Antalya, TURKEY, 2008, p. 23, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: