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Title: Food Labels: Implications for U.S. Agricultural Imports
Authors: Henneberry, Shida Rastegari
Mutondo, Joao E.
Keywords: consumer willingness-to-pay
food credence characteristics
food labeling
non-tariff trade barrier
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: Labels have been used to make food attributes transparent and to satisfy the increasing consumer demand for information about food credence values. Several types of prevalent U.S. food labels, their contributions, and the regulatory agencies behind them are examined in this paper. Additionally, studies dealing with the willingness-to-pay (WTP) for labeled products and the use of food labels as nontariff trade barriers are discussed. While unilateral labeling requirements are identified as a major form of non-tariff trade barriers, positive media influence and trust in the government and science are important factors that affect consumer WTP for food credence characteristics.
Identifiers: 0738-8950
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 25, Number 2, Fall 2007
Total Pages: 18
From Page: 197
To Page: 214
Collections:Volume 25, Number 2, Fall 2007

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