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dc.contributor.authorEvans, Ellen W.
dc.contributor.authorLacey, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Helen R.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-13T09:36:42Z
dc.date.available2021-04-13T09:36:42Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-31
dc.identifier.citationEvans, E.W., Lacey, J. and Taylor, H.R. (2021) 'Development and piloting of a support package to enable small and medium sized food and drink manufacturers to obtain third party food safety certification', Food Control, p.108129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2021.108129
dc.identifier.issn0956-7135
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/11349
dc.descriptionArticle published in Food Control available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2021.108129en_US
dc.description.abstractMultiple benefits exist for food and drink manufacturing businesses from obtaining third-party food safety certification. However, barriers to obtaining certification have been identified as ‘knowledge and skills’, ‘time, cost and resources’, and ‘communication and information’. Such barriers may prevent small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) food manufacturers meeting scheme requirements and obtaining certification. Research has identified the need for a support package incorporating online, off-site, on-site and financial support to assist and enable food manufacturing businesses to obtain food safety certification. This study created and piloted a support package for SME manufacturing businesses to obtain certification against the Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) scheme. The support package consisted of six mechanisms: (i) self-assessment tool, (ii) internal systems review, (iii) ‘audit-ready’ workshop, (iv) pre-audit factory inspection, (v) post-audit support and (vi) audit-fee contribution. Eligible manufacturers (n=11) joined the study. Five manufacturers completed the support package; all of which underwent the official SALSA audit and obtained certification within 12 months. The study has successfully created and piloted a support package that resulted in food manufacturing businesses obtaining SALSA certification. Launch of the support package may assist the growth of SME food and drink manufacturing businesses and help to ensure business longevity.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFood Control;
dc.subjectSupport mechanismsen_US
dc.subjectFood manufacturingen_US
dc.subjectFood Safety Management Systemsen_US
dc.subjectFood safety certificationen_US
dc.subjectThird-party certificationen_US
dc.subjectSmall and medium-sized enterpriseen_US
dc.subjectOvercoming barriersen_US
dc.titleDevelopment and piloting of a support package to enable small and medium sized food and drink manufacturers to obtain third party food safety certificationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2021.108129
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-03-27
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/under-embargo-all-rights-reserveden_US
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-03-31
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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