Economic Research Report No. (ERR-239) 97 pp
Beyond Nutrition and Organic Labels—30 Years of Experience With Intervening in Food Labels
Case studies of five food labels for which the Federal Government has played different roles are examined to show the economic effects and tradeoffs in setting product standards, verifying claims, and enforcing truthfulness.
See related Amber Waves article: Federal Nutrition and Organic Labels Paved the Way for Single-Trait Label Claims.
Keywords: food labels, credence attributes, asymmetric information, product differentiation, nutrition labels, organic labels, raised without antibiotics labels, country-of-origin labels, non-genetically engineered labels
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