Over the past few years there have been
frequent cases of cross-contamination within the logistics
supply chains. This paper examines the options for
preventing cross-contamination by the application of an
integrated product quality and safety system. An analysis
of the factors contributing to the prevention or
minimisation of the risk of cross-contamination is
presented. The application of the method allows
assessment of the risk of cross-contamination by
identifying the probability of each hazard, its severity and
the likelihood of detecting it before the product reaches
the consumer. It has been concluded that despite the
numerous risks of cross-contamination in the logistics
chain, the introduction of a quality management system
has the potential to minimise this risk.
Keywords : Logistical Processes, Cross-Contamination.