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Title: Role of food safety and quality in Indian food supply chain

Authors: Shantanu Trivedi; Saurav Negi; Neeraj Anand

Addresses: University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Bidholi, Via Prem Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248007, India ' Business and Economics Department, Faculty of Transport and Logistics, Modern College of Business and Science, Bawshar St, Muscat, Oman ' School of Business, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Bidholi, Via Prem Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248007, India

Abstract: Food security and preserving food quality has become preemptive when food trade and transport are addressed. High level of quality standards are followed for food being sold in the market and ensure that it is safe for consumption and free from infections. Due to increasing customer demand and food trade, safety, quality and standards are becoming a matter of utmost importance for producers, sellers, distributors and government. From the production to the consumer, it moves through various stages of supply chain, which arises the need of regular monitoring and maintaining food quality standards in the entire supply chain. The purpose of this study is to review the food supply chain with major focus on food safety and regulatory framework, which could be useful for industry, academicians, researcher, and policymakers. This study also highlighted the criticality of safety and quality in the food supply chain, especially from logistics and distribution perspective.

Keywords: food safety; food quality; food supply chain; distribution; transportation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLEG.2019.100208

International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation, 2019 Vol.8 No.1, pp.25 - 45

Received: 27 Dec 2017
Accepted: 18 Jan 2019

Published online: 14 Jun 2019 *

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