This document entitled “Cost-effective management tools for ensuring food quality and safety”is actually the instruction manual for training designed for small and medium agroindustrial enterprises.
The specific objectives of the course which is expected to take at least 40 hours are
Identify the characteristics and usefulness of some basic tools for collecting,
processing and analysing market information.
Present the sequence of steps to be followed for market research and
Emphasize the importance of a proactive approach to quality and safety
within the agro-industrial enterprise.
Review the tools and systems available for improved food quality and safety
assurance throughout the agrifood chain.
Illustrate the principles of product traceability and its importance as a
support tool in quality and safety improvement programmes.
Underline the importance of quality management for implementing initiatives
to improve product quality and safety.
Outline the use of planning principles as a tool for improving quality and
Although written as the structure on which trainers can write their course, there is a wealth of good information in here. The information on marketing, market reseal and planning is very detailed but simply and clearly explained.
Sections on improving quality and safety, implementing quality management in small enterprises and management of the process are equally useful.