Campus Units

Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-1998

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Volume

30

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

83

Last Page

94

DOI

10.1017/S1074070800008075

Abstract

Recently enacted food safety regulations require processors to meet product standards for microbial contamination in meat products. An analysis of the cost-effectiveness of several technological interventions for microbial control in beef and pork processing shows that marginal improvements in food safety can be obtained, but at increasing costs. The additional food safety intervention costs represent about 1% of total processing costs for beef and pork. Some interventions and combinations are more cost-effective than others.

Comments

This is an article from Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 30 (1998): 83, doi: 10.1017/S1074070800008075. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Southern Agricultural Economics Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf