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ERIC Number: EJ784269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0036-0112
Redefining the Moral Responsibilities for Food Safety: The Case of Red Meat in New Zealand
Tanaka, Keiko
Rural Sociology, v70 n4 p470-490 Dec 2005
Food safety governance is shaped by social relationships among the state, the industry, and the public in the food system in a given country. This paper examines the contestation among actors in New Zealand's red meat chain over the implementation of the Animal Product Act of 1999 (APA), which became a cornerstone in the reform of food safety governance. The discussion focuses on the APA's impact on three types of social relations in the red meat chain, those between: (a) the state and the industry; (b) consumers and citizens; and (c) New Zealand and "offshore." This paper argues that food safety governance is an important element of the moral economy in a given country and poses both policy and ethical challenges in balancing conflicting needs between the global and local agrofood systems. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand