A Conceptual Framework for Evaluating the Most Cost-Effective Intervention Along the Supply Chain to Improve Food Safety

Fraser, Robert and Souza Monteiro, Diogo M (2009) A Conceptual Framework for Evaluating the Most Cost-Effective Intervention Along the Supply Chain to Improve Food Safety. Food Policy, 34 (5). pp. 477-481. ISSN 0306-9192 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2009.06.001

Abstract

This paper develops a conceptual framework for choosing the most cost-effective intervention along the supply chain to improve food safety. This framework identifies both the initial level of on-farm infection and the potential for new infection post farm-gate as key parameters influencing the relative effectiveness of on-farm and abattoir interventions. In addition, the potential for cost economies of scale in implementing interventions at abattoir compared to on-farm is shown to be a further factor determining the relative cost-effectiveness of these interventions. Overall, it is suggested by the analysis in this paper that successful abattoir interventions will typically be more cost-effective than successful on-farm interventions. These findings are consistent with existing case study evidence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Food safety; Supply chain; Cost-effective interventions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: Claire Krafft (nee Baldock)
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2009 16:44
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 13:51
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23419 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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