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Applying HACCP-Based Quality Risk Management on Dairy Farms

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Applying HACCP-Based Quality Risk Management on Dairy Farms

Edited by: J.P.T.M. Noordhuizen, J. Cannas da Silva, J.S.C. Boersema and A. Vieira

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Author(s): Edited by: J.P.T.M. Noordhuizen, J. Cannas da Silva, J.S.C. Boersema and A. Vieira

About The Book

Quality is a keyword in animal production. Next to product quality, process quality has also become relevant for dairy farmers. Issues like food safety, public health, animal health and welfare are determined by the conditions of the production process. To address these, he EU has issued the General Food Law (178-2002) and the Hygiene directives (EC 852/853/854-2004) dealing with the forenamed domains with the aim to protect consumers. The suggestion was also made by the EU that farmers apply a HACCP-like plan to meet these new quality demands. Key issues are structure, organisation, planning, formalisation and demonstrability, which can also be found in the HACCP concept.

This book addresses Quality Risk Management through applying the HACCP-like concept. First, the assessment of strong and weak points on a dairy farm are dealt with, which is useful for farm inspection and herd health programmes. Then, the 12-steps for developing a HACCP plan are followed through the various chapters. Many examples and elaborations are given. An example farm, FX, is introduced to show how the different elements may look in reality. At the end of the book characteristics of entrepreneur-like dairy farmers are given and compared to strong and weak points of cattle practitioners. Practitioners may conclude how to better serve this type of farmer. Communication plays a paramount role. Finally, several general issues are addressed: economics, integrating classical herd health with quality risk management programmes.

The aim of this book is to give practical guidelines and examples for dairy farmers, cattle practitioners and extension people, who desire to jointly develop and implement a HACCP-based quality risk management programme.

Additional Information

Author Edited by: J.P.T.M. Noordhuizen, J. Cannas da Silva, J.S.C. Boersema and A. Vieira
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 312 Pages
ISBN 9789086860524
Publication date 2008
Book Type Hardcover

Contents

List of abbreviations
Preface
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Assessment of strengths and weaknesses
Chapter 3. Good Dairy Farming codes of practice
Chapter 4. The HACCP-concept, the 7 principles and 12 steps (general issues)
Chapter 5. Flow diagrams of the production process
Chapter 6. Identification of hazards and evaluation of risks
Chapter 7. Critical Control Points (CCP) and Points of Particular Attention (POPA): their standards & tolerances or targets, their monitoring, and corrective measures
Chapter 8. Support programmes in a HACCP-based Quality Risk Management programme
Chapter 9. Documentation in HACCP-like Quality Risk Management programmes
Chapter 10. Validation & verification of the HACCP-based Quality Risk Management programme
Chapter 11. Application of the HACCP principles to multifunctional farms open to the general public
Chapter 12. Applications of the HACCP principles to milking goat farms in France
Chapter 13. Veterinary advice to entrepreneur-like dairy farmers regarding Quality Risk Management
Chapter 14. Communication in the veterinary advisory practice: practical application of behavioural economics and communication skills
Chapter 15. Final remarks
Literature references
Acknowledgements
Index

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