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Social and Ethical Aspects [of Organic Food Provisioning]

Torjusen, Hanne; Kjærnes, Unni and O'Doherty Jensen, Katherine (2005) Social and Ethical Aspects [of Organic Food Provisioning]. Working paper, National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO), Norway, & Dept. of Human Nutrition, KVL, Denmark . [Unpublished]

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This paper indicates the character of social and ethical concerns of consumers with respect to the production, distribution and marketing of organic food, discusses the extent to which these concerns can be addressed within the framework of risk analysis with reference to 'Critical Control Points'(CCPs), and presents examples of control measures with regard to particular risks. Four types of marketing risk, as seen from the standpoint of suppliers, are distinguished. It is shown that risks arising from the fact that some suppliers fail to live up to existing standards can be addressed within a CCP framework, providing particular conditions (regarding, for example, traceability) are met. Other kinds of risk, however, call for the introduction of quite different measures that cannot be successfully addressed by introducing controls at specific critical points of production and distribution.

EPrint Type:Working paper
Keywords:Consumers, consumer ethics, risk analysis, 'Critical Control Points', 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:4738
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Refereed:Not peer-reviewed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 9 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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