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Traceability information carriers. The technology backgrounds and consumers' perceptions of the technological solutions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19631704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The implementation of traceability in the food supply chain has reinforced adoption of technologies with the ability to track forward and trace back product-related information. Based on the premise that these technologies can be used as a means to provide product-related information to consumers, this paper explores the perceived benefits and drawbacks of such technologies. The aim is to identify factors that influence consumers' perceptions of such technologies, and furthermore to advise the agri-food business on issues that they should consider prior to the implementation of such technologies in their production lines. For the purposes of the study, a focus group study was conducted across 12 European countries, while a set of four different technologies used as a means to provide traceability information to consumers was the focal point of the discussions in each focus group. Results show that the amount of and confidence in the information provided, perceived levels of convenience, impact on product quality and safety, impact on consumers' health and the environment, and potential consequences on ethical and privacy liberties constitute important factors influencing consumers' perceptions of technologies that provide traceability.
Polymeros Chrysochou; George Chryssochoidis; Olga Kehagia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-07-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-27     Completed Date:  2010-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
MAPP, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, Haslegaardsvej 10, DK-8210 Aarhus V, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Automatic Data Processing* / ethics
Consumer Satisfaction*
Focus Groups
Food Labeling
Food Supply / instrumentation
Food Technology / ethics,  methods*
Information Management / ethics,  methods*
Middle Aged
Product Recalls and Withdrawals
Radio Frequency Identification Device / ethics

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