Structural change in the meat and poultry industry and food safety regulations
AbstractThis study uses plant-level micro‐data over 1987–2002 and a translog cost function to examine structural change in the cattle and chicken slaughter and pork processing and sausage‐making industries during a period of increasing food safety oversight. Results suggest that labor and capital cost shares rose and the meat share of costs dropped in all industries and that long‐run costs rose in the cattle slaughter, pork processing, and chicken slaughter industries. Results also suggest that events may have favored large cattle slaughter plants throughout the period and large chicken slaughter plants during the implementation period of the Pathogen Reduction Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (PR/HACCP) rule spanning the 1997–2002 period. There is no evidence that events favored large plants over small plants in pork processing and sausage‐making. This is important because regulatory effects must have been small in those industries if the relationship did not change. [EconLit citations: L510; L160]. (C) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Agribusiness.
Volume (Year): 27 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (Spring)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1520-6297
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.