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Status assessment and roadmap for improvement of food safety management systems in Africa : the case of Tanzania

Jamal Kussaga (UGent)
(2015)
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(UGent) , Pieternel A Luning and Bendantunguka PM Tiisekwa
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Export oriented food companies in Tanzania are improving their FSMS, but still experience microbiological and chemical safety problems. At local level, food companies continue to experience an increase in the number of cases of foodborne disease outbreaks. Moreover, food safety awareness by the public and market (supermarkets) has increased the demand for quality and safe products accross Africa. Majority of food companies are micro- and small-scale without adequate resources and facilities and operate in poorly regulated environment, which pose a significant challenge to develop more effective FSMS that will reduce incidences of food safety hazards in the agri-food chain. This PhD research attempted to get insights in the FSMS situation in Tanzanian food industries and to develop a roadmap for improvement of current FSMS in order to ensure supply of safe food for both domestic and export markets. The overall objective was to gain an understanding on underlying factors causing insufficient performance of food safety management systems in fish (export oriented) and dairy (domestic market oriented) processing companies in Tanzania in order to develop a roadmap for improvement of these systems. The specific objectives of the PhD research were (i) to typify the characteristics of food production sectors and food safety legal framework in Tanzania, (ii) to identify the factors contributing to deficiencies in FSMS and the opportunities for improvement of these systems in African food industries, (iii) to determine the current performance status of FSMS and the opportunities for improvement towards more effective FSMS of dairy processing companies, (iv) to determine the current performance status of FSMS and the opportunities for improvement towards more effective FSMS in fish processing companies in Tanzania, (v) to determine the actual microbiological performance of current HACCP-based FSMS in the fishery sector, (vi) to identify the potential causes of the differences in performance of FSMS between the export and local market oriented companies in Tanzania.
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Fish industry, Food safety, Dairy industry, Food safety management systems, African food industry, Roadmap for improvement, Tanzania

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Kussaga, Jamal. Status Assessment and Roadmap for Improvement of Food Safety Management Systems in Africa : The Case of Tanzania. Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, 2015.
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Kussaga, J. (2015). Status assessment and roadmap for improvement of food safety management systems in Africa : the case of Tanzania. Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent, Belgium.
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Kussaga, Jamal. 2015. “Status Assessment and Roadmap for Improvement of Food Safety Management Systems in Africa : The Case of Tanzania.” Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
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Kussaga, Jamal. 2015. “Status Assessment and Roadmap for Improvement of Food Safety Management Systems in Africa : The Case of Tanzania.” Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
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Kussaga J. Status assessment and roadmap for improvement of food safety management systems in Africa : the case of Tanzania. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering; 2015.
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J. Kussaga, “Status assessment and roadmap for improvement of food safety management systems in Africa : the case of Tanzania,” Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent, Belgium, 2015.
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  abstract     = {Export oriented food companies in Tanzania are improving their FSMS, but still experience microbiological and chemical safety problems. At local level, food companies continue to experience an increase in the number of cases of foodborne disease outbreaks. Moreover, food safety awareness by the public and market (supermarkets) has increased the demand for quality and safe products accross Africa. Majority of food companies are micro- and small-scale without adequate resources and facilities and operate in poorly regulated environment, which pose a significant challenge to develop more effective FSMS that will reduce incidences of food safety hazards in the agri-food chain. This PhD research attempted to get insights in the FSMS situation in Tanzanian food industries and to develop a roadmap for improvement of current FSMS in order to ensure supply of safe food for both domestic and export markets. The overall objective was to gain an understanding on  underlying factors causing insufficient performance of food safety management systems in fish (export oriented) and dairy (domestic market oriented) processing companies in Tanzania in order to develop a roadmap for improvement of these systems.
The specific objectives of the PhD research were (i) to typify the characteristics of food production sectors and food safety legal framework in Tanzania, (ii) to identify the factors contributing to deficiencies in  FSMS and the opportunities for improvement of these systems in African food industries, (iii) to determine the current performance status of FSMS and the opportunities for improvement towards more effective FSMS of dairy processing companies, (iv) to determine the current performance status of FSMS and the opportunities for improvement towards more effective FSMS in fish processing companies in Tanzania, (v) to determine the actual microbiological performance of current HACCP-based FSMS in the fishery sector, (vi) to identify the potential causes of the differences in performance of FSMS between the export and local market oriented companies in Tanzania.},
  author       = {Kussaga, Jamal},
  isbn         = {9789059898318},
  keywords     = {Fish industry,Food safety,Dairy industry,Food safety management systems,African food industry,Roadmap for improvement,Tanzania},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {XXIX, 197},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Status assessment and roadmap for improvement of food safety management systems in Africa : the case of Tanzania},
  year         = {2015},
}