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In the United States, the federal government is increasingly using requirements for informational labeling on food products to influence 1) consumers' knowledge and purchasing patterns and 2) manufacturers' product offerings and marketing practices. We discuss the economic rationale behind these regulations and issues related to judging their success or failure.

Keywords: Food labeling ; food quality ; food safety ; information

Subject(s): Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

Issue Date: 1996

Publication Type: Working or Discussion Paper

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/25989

Total Pages: 15

Series Statement: Working Paper 43

Record appears in: Regional Research Projects > NE-165 Private Strategies, Public Policies, and Food System Performance > Working Papers





Author: Caswell, Julie A. ; Mojduszka, Eliza M.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/25989?ln=en



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