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Factors affecting food safety compliance within small and medium-sized enterprises: implications for regulatory and enforcement strategies

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C Yapp, R Fairman

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42 - 51
Number of pages10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

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Empirical research assessed the factors affecting compliance with food safety legislation within small and medium-sized enterprises. This showed that whilst some of the barriers identified within other research were present within food businesses (specifically time and money), there were also a number of complex, underlying issues that prevented compliance with regulatory requirements and which have implications for regulatory and enforcement policy. These barriers included the lack of trust in food safety legislation and enforcement officers; a lack of motivation in dealing with food safety legislation; and a lack of knowledge and understanding. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

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