Technical and economic considerations about traceability and certification in livestock production chains

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Abstract

This paper focuses on traceability and certification. The goal of the paper is to analyse the status and perspectives of traceability systems and certification schemes and to review their potential costs and benefits. The following two sections describe purposes, requirements, status and perspectives of traceability systems and certification schemes, respectively. Then there is a section discussing potential costs and benefits, followed by a comprising section with the conclusions and an economic research agenda for the field of traceability and certification in livestock production chains
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew approaches to food-safety economics
EditorsA.G.J. Velthuis, L.J. Unnevehr, H. Hogeveen, R.B.M. Huirne
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Pages49-62
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameWageningen UR Frontis Series
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
NumberVol. 1

Keywords

  • food safety
  • agricultural production
  • food hygiene
  • standards
  • certification
  • quality controls
  • cost benefit analysis
  • animal products
  • livestock

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