A conceptual framework for evaluating the most cost-effective intervention along the supply chain to improve food safety

Robert Fraser, D.S. Monteiro

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    11 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    This paper develops a conceptual framework for choosing the most cost-effective intervention along the supply chain to improve food safety. This framework identifies both the initial level of on-farm infection and the potential for new infection post farm-gate as key parameters influencing the relative effectiveness of on-farm and abattoir interventions. In addition, the potential for cost economies of scale in implementing interventions at abattoir compared to on-farm is shown to be a further factor determining the relative cost-effectiveness of these interventions. Overall, it is suggested by the analysis in this paper that successful abattoir interventions will typically be more cost-effective than successful on-farm interventions. These findings are consistent with existing case study evidence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)477-481
    JournalFood Policy
    Volume34
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

      Fingerprint

    Cite this