Egenkontroll i livsmedelsbranschen utifrån verksamheternas perspektiv
: en kvalitativ studie

Translated title of the thesis: Self-monitoring in the food business based on the business perspective: a qualitative study
  • Gustav Jönsson
  • Hanna Lindhé

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Food businesses are responsible to ensure that the food they produce is safe. In 2009 changes were made to the Swedish laws on food safety, with one of the resulting changes being that the previous requirements of having written procedures and documentation disappeared (Lindblad, Westöö, Lindqvist, Hjertqvist & Andersson, 2009). However, whether a business has written procedures and documentation or not, it must still be able to prove that it and its employees have enough knowledge to safely work with food. Through a functioning system of self-monitoring, the risk of food poisoning decreases (Israelsson, 2006). The aim of this study is to investigate the food business' opinion regarding the self-monitoring system. This study is based on qualitative semi-structured interviews with six operators within the food business as well as one food inspector. The respondents to the study were geographically limited to southern Sweden. All the interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim for analysis. The respondents in this study were positive to the change in current law, but many still chosen to retain their old self-monitoring system. They saw it as a safety measure as well as being beneficial when it comes to going back and look at the documented routines.

    Date of Award2014-Nov-10
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorBitte Müller-Hansen (Supervisor), Maria Nyberg (Supervisor) & Hanna Sepp (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Culinary Arts and Food Sciences

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Food Science (40103)


    • self-monitoring
    • food hygiene
    • laws on food safety
    • hygiene education
    • food risk
    • food inspection

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