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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ADOPTION OF FOOD SAFETY CONTROLS BY THE MEXICAN MEAT INDUSTRY

  • Ema Maldonado-Simán
  • Pedro Arturo Martínez-Hernández
  • José G. García-Muñiz
  • José Cadena-Meneses
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 295)

Abstract

Food marketing at international and domestic markets has focused on processing systems that improve food safety. The objective of this research is to determine the factors influencing the implementation of the HACCP system in the Mexican meat industry, and to identify the main marketing destination of their products. Only 18.5% of enterprises reports fully operational HACCP in their plants. The main destination of their production in the domestic market is supermarkets, suppliers and distributors and specific niches of the domestic market. Exports are to USA, Japan, Korea and Central America and some niches of the domestic market with requirements of higher quality. The four principal factors that motivate enterprises to adopt HACCP are associated with improvement of plant efficiency and profitability, adoption of good practices, improvement of product quality and waste reduction. It is concluded that Mexican enterprises adopt HACCP to successfully remain and face competition by foreign enterprises in the domestic market and to a lesser extent to compete in the international market.

Keywords:

Factors HACCP adoption Mexican meat industry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ema Maldonado-Simán
    • 1
  • Pedro Arturo Martínez-Hernández
    • 1
  • José G. García-Muñiz
    • 1
  • José Cadena-Meneses
    • 1
  1. 1.Posgrado en Producción AnimalUniversidad Autónoma ChapingoTexcocode México

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