Is embedding entailed in consumer valuation of food safety characteristics?

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Consumers' preferences for food safety characteristics are investigated with a particular focus on the existence of an embedding effect. Embedding exists if consumer valuation of food safety is insensitive to scope. We conduct between-attribute external tests for embedding in two choice experiments concerning the value of food safety attributes in minced pork and chicken breasts. We find no evidence of embedding neither when using food safety attributes that are not close substitutes and which exhibit both private and public good characteristics, nor when using food safety attributes that are closer substitutes and which have primarily private good characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Review of Agricultural Economics
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)587-607
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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