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Food Safety, Market Power and Private Standards. An Analysis of the Emerging Strategies of Food Operators

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  • Charlier, Christophe
  • Valceschini, Egizio

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The European Union has developed a regulatory framework on food safety with the European Regulation 178/2002. Simultaneously growing consumers’ exigencies on food safety can be perceived. The European Regulation 178/2002 sets rules and procedures in the matter of food safety that, in many aspects, are novelties. The operators’ responsibilities and the mandatory traceability set by this regulation and put into practice since January 2005 are good examples of these regulatory innovations. These dispositions have important implications on the practices developed to ascertain food safety. The ‘traditional’ procedures indeed have been judged insufficient in front of the new regulatory exigencies.

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  • Charlier, Christophe & Valceschini, Egizio, 2007. "Food Safety, Market Power and Private Standards. An Analysis of the Emerging Strategies of Food Operators," 2007 1st Forum, February 15-17, 2007, Innsbruck, Austria 6575, International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iefi07:6575
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.6575
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    1. Russo, Carlo & Perito, Maria Angela & Di Fonzo, Antonella, 2011. "Our products are safe (don't tell anyone!). Why don't supermarkets advertise their private food safety standards?," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 115987, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    2. Russo, Carlo & Perito, Maria Angela & Di Fonzo, Antonella, 2014. "Using Private Food Safety Standards to Manage Complexity: A Moral Hazard Perspective," Agricultural Economics Review, Greek Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 15(2), pages 1-15.
    3. Russo, Carlo & Perito, Maria Angel & Di Fonzo, Antonella, 2014. "The Strategic Use of Private Food Safety Standards to Manage Complexity: a Moral Hazard Perspective," 2014 International Congress, August 26-29, 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia 182795, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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