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The Economic Forces Driving Food Safety Quality in Meat and Poultry

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  • Michael Ollinger
  • Danna L. Moore

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This article examines the impact of regulation and market-driven private actions on food safety performance in the meat and poultry industries. We find that private actions account for about 80% and regulation about 20% of the overall reduction in the share of samples of cattle and hog carcasses, ground beef, and broilers testing positive for Salmonella if all regulation and private actions were increased by identical amounts. Copyright 2008, Oxford University Press.

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  • Michael Ollinger & Danna L. Moore, 2008. "The Economic Forces Driving Food Safety Quality in Meat and Poultry," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 30(2), pages 289-310.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:revage:v:30:y:2008:i:2:p:289-310
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    1. Scott A. Malcolm & Clare A. Narrod & Tanya Roberts & Michael Ollinger, 2004. "Evaluating the economic effectiveness of pathogen reduction technologies in cattle slaughter plants," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 20(1), pages 109-123.
    2. Ollinger, Michael & Mueller, Valerie, 2003. "Managing For Safer Food: The Economics Of Sanitation And Process Controls In Meat And Poultry Plants," Agricultural Economics Reports 33975, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    3. William E. Nganje & Mounir Siaplay & Simeon Kaitibie & Emmanuel T. Acquah, 2006. "Predicting food safety losses in turkey processing and the economic incentives of hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) intervention," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(4), pages 475-489.
    4. Golan, Elise H. & Roberts, Tanya & Salay, Elisabete & Caswell, Julie A. & Ollinger, Michael & Moore, Danna L., 2004. "Food Safety Innovation In The United States: Evidence From The Meat Industry," Agricultural Economics Reports 34083, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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    1. Michael Ollinger & Danna Moore, 2009. "The Direct and Indirect Costs of Food-Safety Regulation," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 31(2), pages 247-265.
    2. Ollinger, Michael & Wilkus, James & Hrdlicka, Megan & Bovay, John, 2017. "Public Disclosure of Tests for Salmonella: The Effects on Food Safety Performance in Chicken Slaughter Establishments," Economic Research Report 262183, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    3. Ollinger, Michael & Guthrie, Joanne & Bovay, John, 2014. "The Food Safety Performance of Ground Beef Suppliers to the National School Lunch Program," Economic Research Report 262211, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    4. Ollinger, Michael & Taha, Fawzi A., 2015. "U.S. Domestic Salmonella Regulations and Access to European and Other Poultry Export Markets," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, vol. 18(A), pages 1-16, July.
    5. Ollinger, Michael E. & Page, Elina T. & Houser, Matt, 2019. "Ground Beef Recalls and Subsequent Food Safety Performance," 2019 Annual Meeting, July 21-23, Atlanta, Georgia 290953, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    6. Ollinger, Michael & Bovay, John & Guthrie, Joanne & Benicio, Casiano, 2015. "Economic Incentives to Supply Safe Chicken to the National School Lunch Program," Economic Research Report 212888, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    7. Ollinger, Michael & Bovay, John & Hrdlicka, Megan & Wilkus, James, 2015. "Food-safety test performance and public disclosure: The value of information in encouraging improvements in food safety in the chicken-slaughter industry," 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California 205408, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    8. Bovay, J. & Ollinger, M., 2018. "Producer response to public disclosure of food-safety information," 2018 Conference, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia 277159, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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