The market for private food safety certifications: Conceptual framework, review, and future research directions

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Abstract

Since the inception of private food safety standards in the late 1990s, producers, processors, retailers, and governments have been increasingly relying on them to provide assurances to food safety. This article first develops a conceptual framework for the market of private food safety standards through the lens of agri-food supply chain logistics, outlining how the key players in the market interact and classifying these interactions into 15 categories. Second, we classify and review studies based on the interactions identified. Our review supports the identification of research gaps in this relatively new, though already important, area of research in contemporary agribusiness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-220
Number of pages24
JournalApplied Economic Perspectives and Policy
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2023

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Keywords

  • BRC
  • GlobalG.A.P.
  • food safety certification
  • systematic literature review
  • third-party audit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

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