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Food Safety in the U.S.: Evidence from the Meat Industry
Recent industry innovations improving the safety o

Our Price: $20.00
By Elise Golan (au)
Year: 2004
Pages: 49
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422310213

Recent industry innovations improving the safety of the Nationís meat supply range from new pathogen tests, high-tech equip., & supply chain mgmt. systems, to new surveillance networks. Despite these & other improvements, the market incentives that motivate private firms to invest in innovation are weak. Results from a survey of U.S. meat & poultry slaughter & processing plants & 2 case studies of innovation in the U.S. beef industry reveal that the industry has developed a number of mechanisms to overcome that weakness & to stimulate invest. in food safety innovation. Govít. policy can increase food safety innovation by reducing informational asymmetries & strengthening the ability of innovating firms to appropriate the benefits of their invest. Illus.

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