Coordinated actions â??from field to forkâ?? to assure safety of food in Hungary
International Conference on Food Safety and Regulatory Measures
August 17-19, 2015 Birmingham, UK

Ákos Jóźwiak and Nébih

National Food Chain Safety Office, Hungary

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Food Process Technol


With an increasing complexity and knowledge on the food chain assuring its safety has never been so challenging. The �??from field to fork�?? concept gained new meanings and dimensions since the authorities have to control all the aspects, elements, stakeholders, hazards of this food chain which is more like a very complex system of embedded networks. Not only the safety of the food itself but all the whole process along the chain is important and not only health risks but socio-economical, ethical and other considerations should be taken into account as well. The presentation aims to enlighten the various aspects of the control authorities�?? work, the new challenges, the possible solutions and answers to the most interesting questions: How complex is our food chain? What drivers affect it? What solutions we have in our inventory to cope with the increasing challenges? What kind of new knowledge and competence are needed to implement those solutions?