Food Safety Standards: Economic and Market Impacts in Developing Countries

Lead author: Laurian Unnevehr       Year: 2014       Methodology: Literature review

Publication Abstract

Compliance with public and private food safety standards has been the subject of increasing attention. Much of the literature on impacts of food safety regulation in developed countries focuses on public health. In poorer countries, the emphasis is on economic development. How standards shape access to markets and what is their economic impact on producers. This note discusses evidence of the economic and market impacts from three perspectives: 1) compliance with public food safety standards; 2) compliance with private standards; and 3) the impact of technical assistance in achieving compliance.

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  • Publication type:

    • Institutional publication
  • Other authors:

    • Laurian Unnevehr
    • Loraine Ronchi