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The Cost of Food Safety Technologies in the Meat and Poultry Industries

Michael Ollinger

No 48783, 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Abstract: This paper uses plant-level micro-data from the 2002 Census of Manufactures, Food Safety Inspection Service, and the Economic Research Service in a translog cost function to examine the costs of effort devoted to the performance of sanitation and process control tasks and levels of food safety technology use. Results suggest that more effort devoted to performance of sanitation and process control tasks and greater use of food safety technologies modestly reduce long run costs.

Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Industrial Organization; Production Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27
Date: 2009-07
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.48783

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