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Assessing consumer acceptance of organic sausage products without curing agents

Hamm, Ulrich and Wild, Sandra (2007) Assessing consumer acceptance of organic sausage products without curing agents. Paper at: 3rd QLIF Congress: Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems, University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20-23, 2007.

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This paper presents and comments the results of sales experiments on newly developed organic meat products. The main goal of a research study was to examine the issue of consumer acceptance of organic sausage products with no curing agents. The sales experiment lasted over 12 weeks and was run in six supermarkets offering several variants of organic sausages of which three were produced without curing agents and therefore looked different to the variants produced with nitrite. The results allow an analysis of the consumer acceptance for organic meat products produced with and without curing agents as well as a description of the influence of the introduction of organic sausage variants without nitrite on the share of total sales of organic and conventional sausages. Results show a significant increase in sales of organic sausages and even of total sales of sausages and therefore contradict often heard judgements of German market actors that an additional offer of sausages without curing agents would confuse consumers and would lead to a decrease of organic sales.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:market research, food retail, product launch, sales promotion, BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 04OE003/1, Pökelstoffe, Öko-Fleischwaren
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Food > Processing
International Conferences > 2007: 3rd QLIF Congress > 1 Consumers
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Agricultural- and Food Marketing
Related Links:http://www.bundesprogramm-oekolandbau.de, http://www.bundesprogramm.de/fkz=04OE003/1, http://orgprints.org/perl/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=04OE003/1&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen, http://orgprints.org/10417/
Deposited By: Hamm, Prof. Dr. Ulrich
ID Code:9764
Deposited On:14 Apr 2007
Last Modified:28 Jun 2010 10:38
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The final version of this paper is published in:
Niggli, Urs; Leifert, Carlo; Alföldi, Thomas; Lück, Lorna and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2007) Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the European Integrated Project Quality Low Input Food (QLIF). University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20 – 23, 2007. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick. http://orgprints.org/10417/
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