Knowledge Management and Comparative International Strategies on Vertical Information Flow in the Global Food System
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
The appearance of “mad cow” disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or BSE) in Europe and Japan, widely publicized outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 contamination of ground beef products and other microbiological contamination scares in the food industry, and the recent StarLink crisis have led to rising public concern worldwide for food safety. The events on 11 September 2001 added a dimension of biosecurity, or intentional contamination in comparison with “accidental” contamination (Jones, 2002b). The impact of these scares on consumers, and the reaction of government and private industry to these crises, have significant implication for how food ingredients are assembled, produced, distributed, and marketed domestically and worldwide.
Bailey, DeeVon, Eluned C. Jones, and David L. Dickinson. Knowledge Management and Comparative International Strategies on Vertical Information Flow in the Global Food System. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84(December 2002):1337-1344.