Co-regulation as a possible model for food safety governance: Opportunities for public-private partnerships

Garcia Martinez, Marian and Fearne, Andrew and Caswell, Julie A. and Henson, Spencer (2007) Co-regulation as a possible model for food safety governance: Opportunities for public-private partnerships. Food Policy, 32 (3). pp. 299-314. 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.2006.07.005

Abstract

Public concern about food safety is placing increasing pressure on government agencies to be more prescriptive and proactive in their regulation of the food industry. However, given the scarcity of public sector resources, concerns about the impact of regulation on competitiveness and the scale of the task at hand, there is growing interest in co-regulation, with public and private sectors working hand-in-hand to deliver safer food at lower (regulatory) cost. This paper explores the scope for the co-regulation of food safety in the UK and North America, where there are distinct differences in the established regulatory processes. The authors conclude that opportunities clearly exist, to varying degrees in the different countries analysed, but that considerable obstacles remain to the widespread adoption of co-regulatory practices in the area of food safety

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: co-regulation; food safety; public private partnerships
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2008 18:04
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 10:19
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2595 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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