Food safety management maturity and production profitability

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Key words: 

food safety management maturity, production profitability, efficiency.

Summary

The aim of the paper is to present the results of the research on the relation between two basal constructs – the food safety management maturity of conventional and functional foods (with some added value, like yoghurts with probiotics or milk with calcium, etc.) and the production profitability as the measure of efficiency in three aspects: economic, financial and social) The aim is also to present the research model built on the basis of the research results in ninety five dairy enterprises from all over Poland Four coexisting variables were tested – food safety management maturity, production profitability, food safety management systems and functional foods manufacturing Relations between the variables were tested by the use of correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis It allowed the verification of four stated hypotheses  The results of the research allowed to state that there was a positive relation between the FSMM level of CF and FF and the profitability in its economic aspect and that there was no such relation between its financial and social aspect It also appeared that the FSMM level depended on the implementation of the facultative FSMS and that the profitability in its financial aspect was one of the crucial determinants of manufacturing the FF in the dairy enterprises It was revealed that the basal constructs were influenced by various organizational predictors, like size or legal form of the enterprise as far as the food safety management maturity was concerned and implemented HACCP system in case of the profitability The results of the statistical analyses were described on the research model that served as the wholesome picture of the research.

prof. dr hab. Krystyna LISIECKA 

Univeristy of Economics in Katowice  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 mgr Dobrochna SZTAJERSKA

State Higher School of Vocational Education  in Oswiecim 

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