A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING INTENTIONAL FOOD CONTAMINATION BASED ON RISK ANALYSIS

  • Ramón Navarrete Universidad de Guanajuato División de Ciencias Económico Administrativas Departamento de Estudios Organizacionales
  • Francisco Cruz Lario Esteban Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Keywords: Food Defense, Food Terrorism, ISO/IEC 27001, PDCA Cycle, Supply Chain Security

Abstract

In today’s globalized world the number of risks in supply chains are increasing and the threats are becoming more complex. All the risks and threats can have a severely negative impact on markets. Some of these threats are terrorism, piracy and theft. Within the food industry, Food Terrorism has gained relevance due to the extreme consequences it may have on both public health and the market. Food Terrorism refers to the intentional contamination of food in any link of the supply chain, which covers everything from production to consumption. The Food Defense refers to the analysis, control and improvement of prevention mechanisms of those attacks; that is, the Food Defense involves a Risks Management. In general terms, this paper focuses on a proposal formulation based on a risk analysis that allows establishing a management system for preventing intentional food contamination and the improvement of the security of the supply chain. Given the recent events in Paris, on November 13, 2015, consideration has also been given to the present situation and the importance of the issue of preventing terrorism.

This initial study covers only the theoretical methodological proposal and focusses only on the companies of the alimentary sector of Guanajuato State in Mexico. However, it may extend into a research plan security of food supply chain.

Author Biographies

Ramón Navarrete, Universidad de Guanajuato División de Ciencias Económico Administrativas Departamento de Estudios Organizacionales
Born in Salamanca, Mexico, on October 13, 1975. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya, Mexico, in November 1999. Subsequently, made his MBA in Lasalle, Mexico University in 2005. He earned his doctorate in management of the supply chain from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) in 2013. He worked professionally for 10 years (1999- 2009) in the food industry, occupying the position of Head of Quality Assurance and Plant Manager at Praxair Inc. After working in the professional sector, he has become a full-time research professor in the Departamento de Estudios Organizacionales at the Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico. Dr. Ramon Navarrete has participated in projects related to business studies, business process management and food defense, supported by their knowledge of the food industry.
Francisco Cruz Lario Esteban, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Centro de Investigación en Gestión e Ingeniería de la Producción (CIGIP),
Published
2016-06-22
How to Cite
Navarrete, R., & Lario Esteban, F. C. (2016). A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING INTENTIONAL FOOD CONTAMINATION BASED ON RISK ANALYSIS. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 13(2), 174-183. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2016.v13.n2.a4
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