Food Safety Handbook : A Practical Guide for Building a Robust Food Safety Management System


The Food Safety Handbook: A Practical Guide for Building a Robust Food Safety Management System, contains detailed information on food safety systems and what large and small food industry companies can do to establish, maintain, and enhance food safety in their operations.


This new edition updates the guidelines and regulations since the previous 2016 edition, drawing on best practices and the knowledge IFC has gained in supporting food business operators around the world. The Food Safety Handbook is indispensable for all food business operators -- anywhere along the food production and processing value chain -- who want to develop a new food safety system or strengthen an existing one. The handbook consists of six chapters. It serves as a clear and informative road map to help companies manage their food safety systems.


The handbook offers an entirely voluntary system to help companies identify gaps in their existing practices and develop more efficient food safety systems. By following the sections relevant to their facilities and business, companies may carry out the following:


▪ Apply the handbook within any process regardless of production facility size or location and regardless of food safety sophistication

▪ Develop systemic science-based approaches to food safety management

▪ Benchmark a food safety system against the best international practice

▪ Use the handbook as a simple, practical self-service tool, replicating the steps it describes on all production lines as necessary

▪ Tailor the handbook templates in accordance with enterprise needs


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Citation “International Finance Corporation. 2020. Food Safety Handbook : A Practical Guide for Building a Robust Food Safety Management System. Washington, DC: World Bank. © International Finance Corporation. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/33547 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”