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Food safety approaches to examining HACCP costs and performance and technologies


  • Michael Ollinger

    (Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20036-5831)

  • Danna Moore

    (Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164-4014)


In this article, the authors describe the survey methodology needed to obtain data to support several empirical analyses dealing with food safety issues. The most striking finding about the survey methodology was the much higher response rate due to the use of priority mail and an incentive payment of $5 versus priority mail only or first-class mail only. Letters of support from the major meat and poultry trade associations and the up to five contacts of potential survey respondents by the surveying organization also appear to have improved the response rate. Overall, the survey methodology yielded nearly 1,000 responses from 1,705 possible meat and poultry plants on their costs of compliance with the Pathogen Reduction|Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point rule of 1996, plant characteristics, and use of food safety technologies and practices. [EconLit Citations: L250, L510, L150] © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Agribusiness 23: 193-210, 2007.

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  • Michael Ollinger & Danna Moore, 2007. "Food safety approaches to examining HACCP costs and performance and technologies," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 23(2), pages 193-210.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:23:y:2007:i:2:p:193-210
    DOI: 10.1002/agr.20122

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    1. Antle, John M., 2001. "Economic analysis of food safety," Handbook of Agricultural Economics, in: B. L. Gardner & G. C. Rausser (ed.), Handbook of Agricultural Economics, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 19, pages 1083-1136, Elsevier.
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