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Aspects of Quality Assurance and Ritualistic Practices

  • Sam Angel


Quality control is limited to the product only and detects faults after the handling or processing have taken place. Then action is taken to keep the percentage of rejects entering the channels of trade within certain limits. Quality control is, therefore, corrective in nature. Quality assurance, with which this chapter deals, is unlimited in scope. It covers all stages of production, including management. Quality assurance covers careful selection of the raw product; careful handling of the raw product during raising, handling, and transport; in plant or slaughterhouse control; control of storage conditions; monitoring shelf-life; and considering and evaluating consumer reaction to the product. It is preventive in nature.


Quality Assurance International Standard Organization Poultry Meat Ritualistic Practice Spoilage Bacterium 
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