Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
Journal or Book Title
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics
First Page or Article ID Number
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.
Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Jensen, Helen H.; Unnevehr, Laurian J.; and Gomez, MIguel I., "Costs of Improving Food Safety in the Meat Sector" (1998). Economics Publications. 236.