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Analysis of the Contexts in Which Alternatives to Traditional Regulation Could Work Efficiently and Effectively to Improve Food Safety and Standards

Institutions
Scottish Agricultural College
Start date
2005
End date
2006
Objective
The research considered how self-interest and self-regulation by both firm and consumer might be tapped into (using game theoretic tools), as to address food-related problems that, to date, have been approached through traditional regulation
More information
This study explored the extent to which the regulatory status quo in food safety is inefficient and might be modified. The research considered alternatives both in terms of self-regulation by industry and the achievement of food quality goals at least cost through the analysis of the interaction between consumers, industry and the regulator

Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.

Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project number
D03005
Categories
Natural Toxins
Bacterial Pathogens
Legislation and Regulations