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Food Safety Management in a Global Environment: The Role of Risk Assessment Models

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  • Fuentes-Pila, Joaquin
  • Jimeno, Vicente
  • Manzano, Amparo
  • Rodriguez Monroy, Carlos
  • Mar Fernandez, Maria Del
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    Quantitative risk assessment models are playing a minor role in the development of the new EU legal framework for food safety. There is a tendency of the EU institutions to apply the precautionary principle versus the predisposition of the USA institutions to rely on risk analysis. This paper provides a comparison of the role played by quantitative risk assessment models in the development of new policies on food safety in the EU and in the USA, focusing on a study case: the supply chain of shell eggs. We suggest that EU regulatory bodies should reconsider the role that quantitative risk assessment models have to play in order to design more effective food safety management systems.

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    Paper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 99th Seminar, February 8-10, 2006, Bonn, Germany with number 7737.

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    Date of creation: 2006
    Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae99:7737
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