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- Ragasa, Catherine; Thornsbury, Suzanne; Joshi, Satish
- Journal of agricultural economics 2011 v.62 no.3 pp. 669-689
- HACCP; certification; developing countries; exports; food contamination; food law; food production; models; production costs; profits and margins; quality control; safety standards; seafoods
- ... Food safety regulations aimed at controlling food contamination have sometimes been criticised as excessive burdens, disadvantaging smaller firms and exports from developing nations. Reported food safety expenditures appear relatively small (from <1 to 7% of the value of production) but can erode profit margins for many firms. This article responds to claims that reported firm-level expenditures d ...