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dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Julie Anne
dc.contributor.authorCoveney, John David
dc.contributor.authorWard, Paul Russell
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-11T00:51:48Z
dc.date.available2013-01-11T00:51:48Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationHenderson, J.A., Coveney, J.D., & Ward, P.R., 2010. Who regulates food? Australians' perceptions of responsibility for food safety. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16(4), 344-351.en
dc.identifier.issn1448-7527
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/26567
dc.description.abstractFood scares have diminished trust in public institutions to guarantee food safety. Food governance after the food scare era is concerned with institutional independence and transparency leading to a hybrid of public and private sector management and to mechanisms for consumer involvement in food governance. This paper explores Australian consumers’ perceptions of who is, and should be responsible for food safety. Forty-seven participants were interviewed as part of a larger study on trust in the food system. Participants associate food governance with government, industry, and the individual. While few participants can name the national food regulator, there is a strong belief that the government is responsible for regulating the quality and safety of food. Participants are wary of the role of the food industry in food safety, believing that profit motives will undermine effective food regulation. Personal responsibility for food safety practices was also identified. While there are fewer mechanisms for consumer involvement and transparency built into the food governance system, Australian consumers display considerable trust in government to protect food safety. There is little evidence of the politicisation of food, reflecting a level of trust in the Australian food governance system that may arise from a lack of exposure to major food scares.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen
dc.subjectPublic healthen
dc.subjectFood safetyen
dc.subjectTrusten
dc.subjectSurveyen
dc.titleWho regulates food? Australians' perceptions of responsibility for food safetyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupCoveney, John David: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8237-0248en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupHenderson, Julie Anne: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8697-5460en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupWard, Paul Russell: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5559-9714en_US


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