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Effective identification and management of emerging food risks: results of an international Delphi survey

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Arnout Fischer, Professor Lynn Frewer

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Abstract

Early identification of emerging food risks will protect human and animal health, the environment and economy. A two-round Delphi survey identified international experts’ views regarding knowledge gaps associated with the identification and mitigation of emerging food risks, and barriers to emerging risk identification and prevention. The results suggest that keeping emerging food risk on research agendas, data sharing, and international harmonisation regarding application of predictive methodologies were priorities. Capacity and capability building were required in less-affluent countries. A framework for dealing with exceptions to global rules is required if deviations from international standards are to be applied locally.


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Author(s): Frewer LJ; Fischer ARH; Wentholt MTA; Rowe G; Marvin HJP

Publication type: Article

Journal: Food Control

Year: 2010

Volume: 21

Issue: 12

Pages: 1731-1738

Print publication date: 14/07/2010

ISSN (print): 0956-7135

ISSN (electronic): 1873-7129

Publisher: Pergamon

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2010.07.006

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2010.07.006


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