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The Management Of Perceived Risk In The Food Supply Chain: A Comparative Study Of Retailer-Led Beef Quality Assurance Schemes In Germany And Italy

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  • Fearne, Andrew
  • Hornibrook, Susan A.
  • Dedman, Sandra
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    This paper reports the findings from two exploratory case studies of retailer-led quality assurance schemes (QAS) for beef in Germany and Italy. The focus is on the potential for QAS to reduce the risks associated with fresh beef, as perceived by consumers. Results of two consumer surveys are reported, which suggest that QAS have the potential to reduce perceived risk and increase consumer confidence in specific fresh beef products, but that considerable scope remains for improving the communication of QAS, in order that specific scheme objectives are clearly understood by consumers.

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    Article provided by International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA) in its journal International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.

    Volume (Year): 04 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 01 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ifaamr:34361

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    Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety;

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    2. Carriquiry, Miguel A. & Babcock, Bruce A., 2004. "Reputations, Market Structure, and the Choice of Quality Assurance Systems in the Food Industry," Staff General Research Papers 12215, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    3. Steiner, Bodo, 2006. "Governance Reform of German food safety regulation: Cosmetic or real?," MPRA Paper 26252, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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