Incorporating HACCP into national food control systems - Analyzing progress in the United Arab Emirates
Al-Kandari, D. and Jukes, D. (2011) Incorporating HACCP into national food control systems - Analyzing progress in the United Arab Emirates. Food Control, 22 (6). pp. 851-861. ISSN 0956-7135
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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2010.10.013
Today governments and other parties involved in food control are under constant pressure to find more efficient and effective mechanisms to carry out their mandates for food control. This has led to international recognition of the importance of the HACCP system as a food control tool and guidance on the role of government agencies in the application of such a system has been developed. Based on this international guidance, four main elements identified as key activities have been used in this study to evaluate the progress of HACCP implementation in the UAE. The internal Strengths and Weaknesses, as well as the external Opportunities and Threats that the government is facing towards the implementation of a HACCP-based food control system have been identified. The analysis shows that the government’s dedicated role has been an essential driving force to encourage the implementation of a HACCP-based food control system. Some areas of difficulty, including the dependence on high levels of food imports, are highlighted.