Perceptions of "the bureaucratic nightmare" of HACCP: a case study

Taylor, E and Taylor, JZ 2004, 'Perceptions of "the bureaucratic nightmare" of HACCP: a case study' , British Food Journal, 106 (1) , pp. 65-72.

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Hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) is a system of food safety management that has emerged over the last decade as the primary approach to securing the safety of the food supply. It is thus an important tool in combating the world-wide escalation of food borne disease. Yet despite wide dissemination and scientific support for its principles, successful HACCP implementation in small businesses has been limited. There has been very little in-depth consideration of the reasons behind this, and case study research examining the interplay of factors involved is non-existent. For this study, therefore, an in-depth narrative interview was carried out with a small farm owner who has resisted implementing HACCP. Non-prescriptive analysis of the interview revealed that his highly negative attitude toward HACCP was based around his perception of it as a "bureaucratic nightmare", and uncovered the complex range of meanings and barriers that this association contains.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0601 Food and food supply in relation to public health
Subjects / Themes > K Law > K Law (General) > K3840 Regulation of industry, trade, and commerce. Occupational law > K3926 Food processing industries
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Journal or Publication Title: British Food Journal
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0007-070X
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2007 14:13
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:03

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