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Barriers, constraints and benefits derived from food safety management system implementation: a literature review

Key words:
benefits, barriers, constraints, ISO 22000,

The purpose of this paper is to identify the barriers, constraints, difficulties and benefits
coming out of implementation of food safety management systems (FSMS). The methodology
used is a literature review based on an electronic search in the Web of Science, ScienceDirect,
Scopus and Emerald databases.
Findings show that although there are some crucial barriers, constraints that seem to be
quite difficult for companies, and may them not follow the requirements of the food safety
management system, benefits derived from it are greater and let the companies to fulfill the
low or market requirements. This is one of the first papers, to the best of my knowledge, to
gather available results of the researches conducted in different countries and put together for
selecting those the most important as well for enterprises as for the consumers. This analysis
of different researches in the food safety management systems area is the basis for the survey
being conducted in Polish food industry in 2015.

dr inż. Paweł NOWICKI
Cracow University of Economics
Faculty of Commodity Science
Department of Quality Management
Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Cracow, Poland
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