Skip main navigation

Political factors

Political Factors
© QUB

Political factors are those relating to government policies and administrative practices that actors across the food chain must adhere to.

For example, in the development of food sensing technologies for food safety, detection methods used to determine if a contaminant is present in the food must be validated as fit for purpose to ensure it can survive the rigours of a legal process and provide sufficient confidence in the safety of the food.

A number of analytical methods are validated in the European Commission decision 2002/657. The validation allows the user to determine and demonstrate the methods performance and to challenge the method. This allows the user to verify the result for legal implications and assure the correct results are retrieved from a particular method.

What we would like you to do

Please reflect on the other technologies we have reviewed over the past four weeks. What other political factors were identified?

© QUB
This article is from the free online

Revolucionar la cadena alimentaria mediante la tecnología

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now