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Economic Rationale for US Involvement in Public-Private Partnerships in International Food Safety Capacity Building

  • Clare NarrodEmail author
  • Xiaoya Dou
  • Cara Wychgram
  • Mark Miller
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Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS)

Abstract

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) places more responsibility on the private sector to ensure the safety of imported food. It also requires the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide international food safety capacity building on the new regulations and to monitor and evaluate those efforts. However, public resources to support programs abroad are limited. International capacity building supported by the private sector, which sometimes has its own standards that suppliers need to meet, can complement public efforts. This chapter discusses the market failures associated with food safety provision and why both the public and private sectors have been involved in international food safety capacity building. It reviews public and private sector efforts and some of the partnerships that have formed. It discusses the limitations of monitoring and evaluation efforts when relying solely on publicly available data. It argues that mobilizing public-private partnerships in monitoring and evaluation can make it easier to capture the collective impact of international food safety capacity-building efforts.

Keywords

International food safety capacity building Training of trainer programs Market failures Economic incentives Monitoring and impact evaluation Spillover effects Public-private partnerships 

Abbreviations

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ARS

Agricultural Research Service

BPCS

Better Process Control School

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CSREES

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

FAS

Foreign Agricultural Service

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FSIS

Food Safety and Inspection Service

FSMA

Food Safety Modernization Act

FSPCA

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance

FSVP

Foreign Supplier Verification Program

GAP

Good agricultural practices

GFSI

Global Food Safety Initiative

GFSP

Global Food Safety Partnership

GMA

Grocery Manufacturers Association

GMP

Good manufacturing practices

HACCP

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

HVA

High-value agricultural

IEC

International Electrotechnical Commission

IFT

Institute of Food Technologists

IICA

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

IIT IFSH

Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health

ILSI

International Life Sciences Institute

ISO

International Standard Organization

JIFSAN

Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

M and E

Monitoring and evaluation

MIS

Marketing information services

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASDA

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

OASIS

Operational and Administrative System for Import Support

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PPP

Public-private partnership

SCM

Supply chain management

SPS

Sanitary and phytosanitary measures

SSA

Sprout Safety Alliance

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

USAID

US Agency for International Development

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

WHO

World Health Organization

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clare Narrod
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiaoya Dou
    • 1
  • Cara Wychgram
    • 1
  • Mark Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied NutritionUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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