Back to Article List

Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia/ Macedonia/Montenegro - Implementation of food safety regulations in the Balkan countries

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Feb 29, 2024

All subjects in the food business, and especially participants in the food supply chain, are responsible for the safety and quality of food offered on the market. Current regulations and standards of food safety and quality management have clearly defined the requirements that subjects in the food business must meet. This means that enterprises from the food sector must apply provisions from a large number of regulations in order to achieve this.

The aim of this research is to determine the degree of understanding and application of the relevant regulations in four Balkan countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro). The research was carried out in two phases: first, the valid regulations in the mentioned countries were analyzed in detail, and then a survey was conducted with representatives of enterprises from the food sector to examine whether they apply those regulations. A data collection was performed via online survey questionnaire. The obtained results were statistically processed using the computer software Statistical Package for Social Sciences (IBM SPSS 26.0). The statistical significance of the relationship between the application of various regulations and the country in which the company operates was determined by the Chi-squared test, while the strength of that relationship was measured by Cramer’s V coefficient.


Author(s):   Grujic, I., Latinovic, B & Grujic, S.

Published in: Journal of Hygienic Engineering and Design

For further information, click on the:
Related Articles
See All News
Subscribe to our newsletter

The best industry insight in your mailbox