THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FOOD SAFETY KNOWLEDGE AND SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac
Training of personel who are engaged in food safety management system implementation and personel who handle with food is very important for efficiency of food safety management system. Companeis very offten has a problem with assessing food safety knowledge because in standards are not defined methodlogy for this assessment. In this research we try to explore level of knowledge obout food safety amnog HACCP team members and food handlers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A structural food safety knowledge questeionarie was developed for assessing knowledge separate for HACCP team members ad food handlers. Data were collected from 80 HACCP team members and 740 food handlers. A majoriti of HACCP team members (70,0%) has food safety training in previous three years Also, food handlers in most cases has apropriate food safety training in previous three years (80,1%). The overall test result were 83,63 % of correct answers for food handlers and 72,33% for HACCP team members. It is also sigificant that the HACCP team members has a better result in companies who are certify according one of GFSI approved certification sheme. It is recommended to companies, associations of companies, scientific institutions, consulting organisations to develop specific food safety training on higher level for HACCP team members and methodology for official assessment of food safety knowledge.
Food safety, Knowledge, HACCP, Implementation