Impacts of food safety on beef demand

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Show simple item record Marsh, T.L. Piggott, N.E. 2010-08-06T21:19:34Z 2010-08-06T21:19:34Z 2010-08-06T21:19:34Z
dc.description.abstract This study investigates whether food safety incidents involving beef, pork, and poultry, and the accompanying publicity have impacted United States meat demand. Beef demand is modeled as a function of beef prices, competing meat prices, meat expenditures, and food safety. Food safety indices are constructed separately for beef, pork, and poultry. Statistical tests reveal significant effects of food safety incidents on beef demand. The effect of an additional beef food safety incident on beef demand is negative, implying a detrimental impact on beef consumption. Spillover effects of pork and poultry safety incidents are positive and improve beef demand, revealing substitution away from pork and poultry towards beef. In other words, food safety incidents involving beef decrease beef demand and those involving pork or poultry increase beef demand. Overall, the demand responses to food safety incidents are small when compared to price effects and to previously reported estimates on health effects, such as information relating to beef and cholesterol. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2002 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 02-318-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 890 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Beef demand en_US
dc.subject Food safety en_US
dc.subject Spillover effects en_US
dc.title Impacts of food safety on beef demand en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 2002 en_US
dc.citation.epage 64 en_US
dc.citation.spage 62 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2002, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 2002 en_US

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