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Social responsibility research food manufacturer as important factor increasing quality of production

Rozhko Viktor ()
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Rozhko Viktor: Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics

Technology audit and production reserves, 2(40) 2018, 2018, vol. 2, issue 4(40), 44-47

Abstract: The object of research is the social responsibility of producers for the quality of food. One of the most problematic places is that social responsibility leads away from the fundamental economic role of business. Some argue that this is nothing but an adornment of reality. Others say that this is an attempt to replace the role of government as a controller of powerful multinational corporations. The general scientific methods of cognition (analysis, synthesis, abstraction), generalization methods, system analysis, grouping and comparison, and the method of expert evaluations are used in the work. The research shows that consumers do not have the opportunity to test food for the presence of genetically modified components in them because there are not enough laboratories for determining genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the country. Based on which the author of the study concludes that in Ukraine it is critical to create modern laboratories for the study of GMO content. It is recommended to use PCR (polymerase chain reaction) – an experimental method of molecular biology – to determine the concentration of GMOs in food products. This allows a significant increase in the small concentrations of certain fragments of nucleic acid (DNA) in a biological material (sample) – with real-time detection. This method allows to specifically determine the type of GMO and determines its concentration with a certainty of at least 99.95 %. Also recommendations are given on the measures that need to be taken by the state authorities to ensure the quality of food products within the framework of monitoring the level of GMOs: The State Committee for Technical Regulation and Consumer Policy of Ukraine must determine the list of food products for compulsory testing for GMOs. The Society for the Protection of Consumer Rights to initiate the establishment of personal responsibility of enterprise managers for the violation of the Law on the mandatory informing of citizens about the availability of GMOs in food.

Keywords: food labeling; social responsibility of manufacturing enterprises; informing of consumers about the presence of GMOs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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