Governance Reform of German food safety regulation: Cosmetic or real?
AbstractDiscussion of institutional changes made by the German government in response to the emergence of the first cases of BSE in Germany in 2000. Due to the establishment of a large-scale private sector quality assurance scheme, regulation moved away from publicly mandated food safety regulations toward industry-led initiatives (so-called QS system). The paper discusses whether changes in regulation, administration, and liability standards have improved the effectiveness and the allocative efficiency of German food safety regulation.
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standards; contested governance; quality assurance; liability; food safety regulation; QS system; regulation; Germany;
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