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The development of private fresh produce safety standards: implications for developing Mediterranean exporting countries

Martinez, Marian García and Poole, Nigel (2004) 'The development of private fresh produce safety standards: implications for developing Mediterranean exporting countries.' Food Policy, 29 (3). pp. 229-255.

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Abstract

Integration into global markets offers the potential for more rapid growth and poverty reduction for poorer countries. However, market barriers within advanced economies to agricultural imports have made it harder for developing countries to take full advantage of this opportunity. This article examines the impact of increasing demands for food safety and quality by European food retailers, and how the fundamental structure and culture of supplier organisations required by European retail chains are a major entry barrier for developing Mediterranean fresh produce exporting countries, and for developing countries in general. The long-term solution for such countries to sustain an international demand for their products lies in structural, strategic and procedural initiatives that build up the trust and confidence of importers/retailers in the quality and safety assurance mechanisms for their produce.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Financial and Management Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)
ISSN: 03069192
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1016/j.foodpol.2004.04.002
Depositing User: Huei-Lan Liu
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2008 14:07
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/3409

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