A situation analysis of the food control systems in Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries
Al-Kandari, D. and Jukes, D. J. (2009) A situation analysis of the food control systems in Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Food Control, 20 (12). pp. 1112-1118. ISSN 0956-7135
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Increased concerns over food safety have led to the adoption of international guidance on the key elements for national food control systems. This guidance had been used to conduct an initial assessment of the status of the food control systems in the countries belonging to the Gulf Cooperation Council. Our research has identified how the countries have been attempting to enhance their food control systems. Although the countries have different approaches to food control management, cooperation is leading to increased harmonization of legislation and food control practices. Progress is being made but there is evidence of some weakness where additional efforts may be needed. (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.