The views of key stakeholders on an evolving food risk governance framework: Results from a Delphi study

M.T.A. Wentholt, G. Rowe, A. König, H.J.P. Marvin, L.J. Frewer

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Abstract

Evidence of a decline in public trust associated with food risk governance over recent years has called into question the appropriateness of the current dominant risk analysis framework. Within the EU-funded SAFE FOODS project a novel risk analysis framework has been developed that attempts to address potential shortcomings by increasing stakeholder (including consumer) input, improving transparency, and formally incorporating benefit and non-health aspects into the analysis. To assess the viability of this novel framework, the views of food risk experts from the EU and beyond were sought using a distributed online questionnaire process called Delphi. In this paper the main results of this survey are described, revealing varying levels of support for the key innovations of the novel framework. Implications of our\ results for the new and old frameworks, for the future of risk analysis, and for the policy community more widely, are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-548
JournalFood Policy
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • escherichia-coli o157-h7
  • management
  • trust
  • europe
  • safety
  • technologies
  • salmonella
  • insights
  • science
  • quality

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