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European consumers' conceptions of the safety and quality of organic food

Jacobsen, Eivind; Torjusen, Hanne; O'Doherty Jensen, Katherine and Kjærnes, Unni (2005) European consumers' conceptions of the safety and quality of organic food. Working paper, National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO), Norway, & Dept. of Human Nutrition, KVL, Denmark . [Unpublished]

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This paper summarizes some of the research on consumers in different European countries in order to identify consumer expectations, criteria and concerns with respect to the quality and safety og organic foods. Reasons why consumer conceptions differ between countries are considered in relation to differences regarding the institutional settings of consumption. Limitations of the existing research are pointed out and focal points for future research are identified.

EPrint Type:Working paper
Keywords:Consumers, consumer research, food quality, food safety
Subjects: Values, standards and certification > Consumer issues
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > III.8 (DISTRUSTING) Distribution channels for organic foods and consumer trust
Norway > Consumption Research Norway – SIFO
Denmark > KU - University of Copenhagen > KU-LIFE - Faculty of Life Sciences
European Union > Organic HACCP
Deposited By: O'Doherty Jensen, Associate Professor Katherine
ID Code:4737
Deposited On:03 May 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:This paper is a draft of Chapter 1 to appear in: L. Lück & K. Brandt (eds.)Organic Food Production: Safety and Quality Assurance, which will according to plan be published by Blackwell, Oxford, in the course of 2005.

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