Introducing HACCP System in the Tunisian Dates Sector: An Exploratory Case Study

Garcia Martinez, Marian and Gharbi, M. and Laajimi, A. (2003) Introducing HACCP System in the Tunisian Dates Sector: An Exploratory Case Study. In: 83rd European Seminar of the EAAE, Food Quality Products in the Advent of the 21st Century: Production, Demand and Public Policy, Chania, Greece. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Exported products are facing stricter quality and safety requirements, as several trends are bringing greater attention to food safety regulations in many countries. HACCP implementation is being required by more and more international consumers of fresh products. A strong effort has been made by the Tunisian government to improve the quality and safety system in the food sector. This paper investigates the perception of the HACCP system by Tunisian date packers/exporters, to examine difficulties related to the adoption of this procedure, to determine the advantages related to its adoption, and to discover the reasons leading some exporters not to adopt the HACCP system. Some recommendations are also given to help Tunisian decision-makers identify strategies to encourage date exporters to adopt this system. Data were collected from a survey of date packing companies and exporters (n=16). Most of the interviewees showed a willingness to adopt the HACCP system taking into consideration their financial, human and infrastructural means

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: S Agriculture
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Marian Garcia
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2008 16:23
Last Modified: 20 May 2014 14:12
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