—This study reports the current hygiene and manufacturing practices adopted in a women’s community enterprise (WCE) for processing an herbal seasoning product in Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand. A multidisciplinary team comprised researchers and inspectors from government agencies was formed to conduct interviews and evaluations by using a good manufacturing practice (GMP) checklist. The results showed that the WCE did not pass the GMP standard. We formed an action plan to identify the requirements for GMP implementation. Non-compliance factors were delegated to each stakeholder for action and implementation. To achieve an action plan, the participation of every stakeholder is crucial.
—Good manufacturing practices (GMP), inter-agency collaboration, community enterprise
Sudarin Rodmanee is with Department of Tropical Agriculture and International Cooperation, National Pingtung Unversity of Science and Technology, Nonthaburi, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Sudarin Rodmanee and Wen-Chi Huang, "Hygiene and Manufacturing Practices, Interagency Collaboration, and a Proposal for Improvement: A Case Study of Community Food Enterprise in Thailand," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 222-226, 2013.