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Today’s world is demanding food safety for the final consumers. Consumers are looking more carefully for the information about the food they are buying and consuming. Besides final consumers, supermarket chains are also trying to have excellent food quality in their supply chain. Therefore there are many different food standards that are companies using in order to bring food safely to final consumers in all parts of supply chain. One of those standard is International Food Standard which is looking all parts of supply chain network from arrival of the raw materials, production until delivery to the supermarket chains.
Paper will present different food standards that are currently being used in world and will look more carefully on the International Food Standard which is needed for companies that would like to produce private labels for supermarket chains.
Since not many Croatian companies have been certified for this standard it is necessary to introduce its demands and its benefits for the companies. Therefore paper will evaluate influence of the International Food Standard on the food safety supply chain and business procedure of one Croatian company in area of chocolate products transportation. This paper will be a starting point for further research about relation and influence of food safety standards on supply chain networks.
Key words: food safety, international food standard, logistics, food safety supply chain
Last Update: June 17, 2016