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Tango0109 Jan 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

… development of strategies to prevent food chain being compromised.

"Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new comprehensive categorization of food scares, a new study in the British Food Journal reports.

The food sector is now a world market with products sourced from all over the globe to meet the growing demand of consumers for diverse food stuffs regardless of seasonality. Fulfilling such demands has led to the creation of complex food supply chains which have limited traceability and accountability mechanisms, increasing the likelihood of food scares.

Researchers in this study found that a single, comprehensive and useable categorization of food scares did not exist. Such categorizations are useful in developing strategies for reducing the frequency and severity of scares. However, those in existence were deemed to be too simplistic as they did not allow for cross categorization of factors which could compromise the food chain…"
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