Present status and perspective on the implementation of HACCP in Japanese fish processing industries
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The HACCP philosophy is gaining momentum with industry and regulators alike as the best approach to assuring the highest degree of food safety. This is exemplified by the numerous publications and courses on this subject in recent years as well as examples of successful application by industry and the efforts of committees such as the NACMCF. The HACCP philosophy is also gaining worldwide acceptance, as shown by the recent activities of the Codex Alimentarius Commission s Food Hygiene Committee.HACCP is a common-sense philosophy that can be applied to food systems ranging from the simple to the complex. Applying the principles as described in this paper demonstrates that the process, while requiring careful thought, is not unattainable. Joining HACCP with another related management philosophy which is growing in popularity - Total Quality Management (TQM) - can provide a formidable combination for competitive advantage.
Kawabata, T. (1997). Present status and perspective on the implementation of HACCP in Japanese fish processing industries. In K. K. Hooi, L. K. Low, & P. Y. Lim (Eds.), Proceedings of the seminar on the advances in fish processing technology in Southeast Asia in relation to quality management, Singapore, 29 October - 1 November 1996 (pp. 18-28). Singapore: Marine Fisheries Research Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.