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The Economic Context

Tamar Lasky

in Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780195172638
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865727 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172638.003.12
 The Economic Context

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Regulatory decisions regarding food safety require analyses of the economic costs of changes at any point along the farm-to-table continuum, and cost analysis of the number of cases of illness caused or prevented by a given decision. This chapter provides an example of the type of data and approaches used in decision analysis and analyses used to consider options for a safer food supply.

Keywords: epidemiology; food safety; food-borne illness; economic; pathogen; HACCP; costs; data; decision-tree models

Chapter.  5082 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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