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Subject/Keyword
Perceptions
Consumers
GM
Industry
Safety
Alberta
Government
HACCP
Quality
Food
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Fletcher, Lynne H
Supervisor and department
Adamowicz, Vic (Rural Economy)
Veeman, Michele (Rural Economy)
Examining committee member and department
Veeman, Michele (Rural Economy)
Adamowicz, Vic (Rural Economy)
Anders, Sven (Rural Economy)
McMullen, Lynn (Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science)
Department
Rural Economy
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-01-06T20:18:33Z
Graduation date
2010-06
Degree
Master's of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The objective of this thesis study is to identify factors that influence Alberta food processors' food safety decisions. Data for this study were collected in a 2008 survey of Alberta food processors. It is hypothesized that pressures from government, industry, and consumers influence firms' food safety decisions. Data on respondent firms' perceptions, attitudes and characteristics are analyzed using nonparametric statistical approaches; logit models are estimated. Analysis indicates that firms perceive their consumers as viewing potential hazards to be more dangerous to food safety than the firms themselves consider these hazards. Firms' responses associated good manufacturing practices with both improved food safety and improved business performance. Only minimal support is found for government, industry and consumer pressures as influencers of HACCP adoption in Alberta. Structural issues are identified which may impact policy implementation. The conclusions provide insights into Alberta food processors' food safety strategies and may contribute to food safety policy.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3FH02
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License granted by Lynne Fletcher (lynned@ualberta.ca) on 2010-01-05T19:00:38Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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