Model to be able to determine effective control measures for a global supply chain for feed ingredients
Globalization resulted in increase of awareness of the various risks and vulnerabilities that products are exposed to as they move along the supply chain continuum from design and sourcing to manufacture, transportation, distribution, and final sale. Supply networks are long and complex resulting in higher risks. The risk of the global supply chain must be covered in the Food and Feed Safety Management Systems / Product Safety Systems. In Europe when there is product in the market which is unsafe or not in compliance with the regulatory requirements, there is an obligation to report this to local authorities. When more member states are involved it is reported to the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). It is a tool that facilitates the cross-border flow of information. However, it is also a tool that influences trust. On the other side it supports risk assessments. A fact is that a high number of Rapid Alerts are related to supply from non-EU countries. So, there is a need for global supply, but there are also challenges for companies in this globalized business environment. Therefore, appropriate control measures must be installed for food and feed ingredients for a global supply chain based on the risk.
The aim of the study is to develop and test an analytical framework/tool for assessment of risk-based chemical control in global feed supply chains. The study includes and a literature search on chemical hazards along feed supply chain literature to obtain an understanding of risks on chemical contamination caused by intentional and unintentional handling; develop an analytical framework/model to analyse chemical control system along world-wide supply chain; test the developed model in a company during the internship at Cargill.