Development of pre-harvest food safety interventions and the potential for increased liability or regulation in the beef industry

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Title: Development of pre-harvest food safety interventions and the potential for increased liability or regulation in the beef industry
Author: Dahl, Kyle C
Abstract: Because of the recognition of live cattle as reservoirs for several food -borne pathogens , researchers have been examining ways to reduce , control or eliminate these pathogens on the farm . However , producers have concerns about whether the development of pre -harvest interventions will lead to increased liability or regulation . This research focuses on the potential for increased liability , regulation , or both from increases in the knowledge and technology associated with pre -harvest food safety in the beef industry . It examines the current laws and regulations associated with pre -harvest food safety and analyzes several proposed measures for future regulation . Second , it addresses the question of whether producers will likely be required to implement pre -harvest food safety interventions because of the threat of liability by applying traditional rules of tort law to this new factual situation . The development of pre -harvest interventions in the beef industry may lead to increased regulation or liability for producers , but is dependent upon several factors , including the cost and effectiveness of interventions , our knowledge about the epidemiology of food -borne pathogens , and the determination of whether federal food safety law preempts common law tort claims .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /21399
Date: 2003-12

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Development of pre-harvest food safety interventions and the potential for increased liability or regulation in the beef industry. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /21399 .

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