Traceability, Liability, and Incentives for Food Safety and Quality

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Pouliot, Sebastien; Sumner, Daniel A.;
  • Journal: American Journal of Agricultural Economics,volume 90,issue 1,pages15-27
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8276.2007.01061.x
  • Subject: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety,
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations | animal diseases | digestive, oral, and skin physiology

Recent food scares such as the discoveries of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and E. coli-contaminated spinach have heightened interest in food traceability. Here, we show how exogenous increases in food traceability create incentives for farms and marketing firms to s... View more
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