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From punishment to prevention: A French case study of the introduction of co-regulation in enforcing food safety

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  • Rouvière, Elodie
  • Caswell, Julie A.

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In the last decade, the concept of co-regulation has been developed and increasingly promoted as an important instrument of regulation. In the context of food safety, we examine co-regulation programs from the point of view of an enforcement agency. We develop a conceptual framework of enforcement of food safety regulation for use in assessing the degree of shift toward co-regulation from traditional approaches and apply it to a case study of the French import market for produce at Perpignan. We find that co-regulation in the enforcement of pesticide residue limits resulted in a change of practices for the regulatory agency from punishment to prevention based on incentives and information programs.

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  • Rouvière, Elodie & Caswell, Julie A., 2012. "From punishment to prevention: A French case study of the introduction of co-regulation in enforcing food safety," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(3), pages 246-254.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:37:y:2012:i:3:p:246-254
    DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2012.02.009
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