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Meat And Poultry Plants' Food Safety Investments: Survey Findings

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  • Ollinger, Michael
  • Moore, Danna L.
  • Chandran, Ram

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Results from the first national survey of the types and amounts of food safety investments made by meat and poultry slaughter and processing plants since the late 1990s provide evidence that market forces have worked in conjunction with regulation to promote the use of more sophisticated food safety technologies. From 1996 through 2000, U.S. plants as a group spent about $380 million annually and made $570 million in long-term investments to comply with USDA's 1996 Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (PR/HACCP) regulation, according to a survey initiated by the Economic Research Service. The U.S. meat and poultry industry as a whole during the same time period spent an additional $360 million on food safety investments that were not required by the PR/HACCP rule. Implementation of the regulation began in 1997 and was mandated by early 2000 in all sizes and types of meat and poultry slaughter and processing plants. The full HACCP surveys referenced in this technical bulletin are available at: http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/haccpsurvey

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Paper provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its series Technical Bulletins with number 33559.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ags:uerstb:33559

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Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Livestock Production/Industries;

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  1. Ollinger, Michael, 2009. "The Cost of Food Safety Technologies in the Meat and Poultry Industries," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 48783, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Resende-Filho, Moises & Buhr, Brian, 2007. "Economics of traceability for mitigation of food recall costs," MPRA Paper 3650, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Bulut, Harun & Lawrence, John D., 2007. "Meat Slaughter and Processing Plants’ Traceability Levels Evidence From Iowa," 2007 Conference, April 16-17, 2007, Chicago, Illinois 37576, NCCC-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management.
  4. Ollinger, Michael & Muth, Mary K. & Karns, Shawn A. & Choice, Zanethia, 2011. "Food Safety Audits, Plant Characteristics, and Food Safety Technology Use in Meat and Poultry Plants," Economic Information Bulletin 117989, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  5. Ollinger, Michael & Moore, Danna L., 2009. "The Interplay of Regulation and Marketing Incentives in Providing Food Safety," Economic Research Report 55837, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  6. Michael Ollinger & Danna Moore, 2008. "Market Forces, Plant Technology, and the Food Safety Technology Use," Working Papers 08-14, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
  7. Ragona, Maddalena & Mazzocchi, Mario, 2008. "Impact Evaluation of Food Safety Regulations: A Review of Quantitative Methods," 110th Seminar, February 18-22, 2008, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria 49887, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  8. Michael Ollinger, 2008. "The Direct and Indirect Costs of Food Safety Regulation," Working Papers 08-31, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
  9. Ragona, Maddalena & Mazzocchi, Mario, 2008. "Measuring the Impacts of Food Safety Regulations: A Methodological Review," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 43864, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  10. Ollinger, Michael & Moore, Danna L., 2006. "The economic forces driving the costs of food safety regulation," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21214, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  11. Ollinger, Michael, 2008. "Structural Change in the Meat and Poultry Industry and the Pathogen Reduction Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Rule," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 36747, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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