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Potential Impacts of Foodborne Illness Incidences on Market Movements and Prices of Fresh Produce in the U.S


  • Palma, Marco A.
  • Ribera, Luis A.
  • Bessler, David A.
  • Paggi, Mechel S.
  • Knutson, Ronald D.


This study investigates the potential impacts of food safety outbreaks on domestic shipments, imports, and prices of the produce industry. Three case studies were analyzed to assess these potential impacts: the cantaloupe outbreak of March–April 2008, the spinach outbreak of September 2006, and the tomato outbreak of June–July 2008. Data-determined historical decompositions were conducted to provide a weekly picture of domestic shipment, import, and price fluctuation transmissions. The empirical analysis based on a vector autoregression (VAR) model showed differences in the results depending on the source of the outbreak (domestic vs. imported).

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  • Palma, Marco A. & Ribera, Luis A. & Bessler, David A. & Paggi, Mechel S. & Knutson, Ronald D., 2010. "Potential Impacts of Foodborne Illness Incidences on Market Movements and Prices of Fresh Produce in the U.S," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 42(04), November.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:100526

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    2. Mahdu, Omchand & Boys, Kathryn A. & Geyer, Leon & Ollinger, Michael, 2015. "Penalties for Foodborne Illness: Jury Decisions and Awards in Foodborne Illness Lawsuits," 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California 205810, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association;Western Agricultural Economics Association.
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    7. Paggi, Mechel S. & Yamazaki, Fumiko & Ribera, Luis & Palma, Marco & Knutson, Ron, 2013. "Domestic and Trade Implications of Leafy Green Marketing Agreement Type Policies and the Food Safety Modernization Act for the Southern Produce Industry," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 45(03), pages 453-464, August.
    8. Paggi, Mechel S. & Yamazaki, Fumiko & Ribera, Luis A. & Knutson, Ronald D. & Anciso, Juan & Palma, Marco A. & Noel, Jay E., 2010. "Comparative Producer Costs Of Gap And Ghp Standards: Can The Playing Field Be Made Level?," 115th Joint EAAE/AAEA Seminar, September 15-17, 2010, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany 116406, European Association of Agricultural Economists;Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.


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