Economics applied to food safety

M. Focker, H.J. van der Fels-Klerx*

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Food Safety Economics combines the fields of food safety and economics to investigate the allocation of scarce resources and decisions made by economic actors in the food supply chain related to food safety management. Food safety economics provides insights into the economic consequences of contaminated food placed on the market, cost-effective control and monitoring of food safety hazards, the attitude of producers and consumers towards these measures, and incentives of farmers and producers to apply these measures.Research in food safety economics is relatively new and scattered. Comprehensive methods that take into account multiple aspects of food safety economics and stakeholders’ preferences increase transparency and facilitate the design of effective food safety control and monitoring and related policy making.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-23
JournalCurrent Opinion in Food Science
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


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