Food Safety Issues in the Developing World

Food Safety Issues in the Developing World

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Food safety is receiving more attention worldwide with the rising incidence of foodborne disease, concern over new potential hazards, and growth in agricultural trade. Investments to improve food safety in developing countries can reduce the burden of disease and remove the barriers to fresh food product exports, providing another source of income for the rural sector. International disputes over sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures influence the ability of developing countries to compete in export markets. These countries need to evaluate their interest in the SPS agreement under the World Trade Organisation (WTO); participate more fully in international agencies responsible for harmonisation; develop the capacity to assess equivalence for process standards, which are increasingly used for fresh food products; and resist the imposition of inappropriate standards.Presentation World Bank Rural Week, March 24-26, 1999. Sullivan ... HACCP as a Regulatory Innovation to Improve Food Safety in the Meat Industryaquot;. ... aquot;The Economic Implications of Using HACCP as a Food Safety Regulatory Standardaquot;.

Title:Food Safety Issues in the Developing World
Author:Laurian Unnevehr, Nancy Hirschhorn
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2000-01-01


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