Interplay of Regulation and Marketing Incentives in Providing Food Safety

Interplay of Regulation and Marketing Incentives in Providing Food Safety

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The current level of food safety found in U.S. meat and poultry food products is a result of process and performance regulations and management-determined actions (MDA) brought about by market incentives. Processing regulations (PR) include sanitation and other tasks related to food safety; MDA include capital investment and other actions independent of process regulations, but possibly driven by performance standards. This study used the share of samples testing positive for Salmonella spp. as a measure of food safety process control in meat and poultry processing plants and found that MDA account for 2/3 of the reduction in samples testing positive for Salmonella spp., while PR account for 1/3 of the reduction. Charts and tables.The current level of food safety found in U.S. meat and poultry products is a result of both Government regulations and ... processing plants, the U.S. Government mandates both food safety process regulations that require specific technologies or production practices and ... impact of food safety process regulations and management-determined actions as measured by the share of samples testing positiveanbsp;...


Title:Interplay of Regulation and Marketing Incentives in Providing Food Safety
Author: Michael Ollinger
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-08
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