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Food-system actors’ perspectives on trust: an international comparison

Tonkin, Emma, Wilson, Annabelle M., Coveney, John, Henderson, Julie, Meyer, Samantha B., McCarthy, Mary, O’Reilly, Seamus, Calnan, Michael .W., McGloin, Aileen, Kelly,, Edel, and others. (2019) Food-system actors’ perspectives on trust: an international comparison. British Food Journal, 121 (25). pp. 561-573. ISSN 0007-070X. (doi:10.1108/BFJ-05-2018-0291)

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the food system in four high income countries which have diverse food incident histories: Australia,

communication with the public, and their approach to food system interrelationships.


Kingdom (Study 1), and the second on the Island of Ireland (Study 2). In-depth interviews were

Study 1; n=50 Study 2). Analysis focused on identifying similarities and differences in the

public, and relationships between media, industry and regulators.


(re)building trust in the context of a food incident, their perceptions differed in a number of critical

relationships between food system actors.


practical strategies to maximise consumer trust in the food system, particularly relating to the use of

social media and attitudes toward role definition in industry-regulator relationships.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/BFJ-05-2018-0291
Uncontrolled keywords: Food; food system; food scare; consumer; trust; social media
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Michael Calnan
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 09:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 21:08 UTC
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