Cost-benefit analysis of food firms adopting HACCP system in different scales

A case study from China

Zhigang Wang, Yanzhen Weng, Tomoyuki Yutaka, Susumu Fukuda, Satoshi Kai

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Based on the data collected from a questionnaire survey of 344 food processing enterprises in China, applying simple quantitative analysis method, this paper mainly analyzes the cost and benefit of food firms in different scales after their HACCP adoption. It is found that after adopting HACCP, the before tax profit ratios appear negative in small-scale food processing firms, while they are positive in both medium-scale and large-scale ones. This study indicates that the diversity of firm scales make different effects on firms' before tax profit ratios after HACCP adoption. This result provides a forcible support for the claim that government should take necessary measures to help small-scale food processing firms adopt HACCP for preventing dangerous food safety hazards.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-479
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Volume52
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
cost benefit analysis
HACCP
Food Handling
Cost-Benefit Analysis
China
food processing
case studies
Food
taxes
profits and margins
Food Safety
food safety
quantitative analysis
questionnaires

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Cost-benefit analysis of food firms adopting HACCP system in different scales : A case study from China. / Wang, Zhigang; Weng, Yanzhen; Yutaka, Tomoyuki; Fukuda, Susumu; Kai, Satoshi.

In: Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Vol. 52, No. 2, 10.2007, p. 475-479.

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