Managing food chain risks

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Award: RES-224-25-0090
Policy and Practice Note
Impact Statement
PI: Richard Shepherd, Department of Psychology, University of Surrey
Dates: 01/02/2005 - 30/07/2008
 
During crises such as BSE, E coli and foot and mouth disease there is often a narrow, technical response to the problem. This project incorporates the thinking and values of stakeholders into the scientific modelling of food chain risks, focusing on three contrasting case studies: pesticide residues in fruit crops, campylobacter in chickens and a mock crisis scenario. Producers, non-governmental organisations, regulators, risk managers and members of the public have been involved in defining the problem, discussing their understanding of risk and suggesting how it might be communicated most effectively.

Data created

Consumer behaviour towards food chain risks survey
Survey to quantify the impact on consumer behaviour of presenting information on food chain risk and uncertainty in different ways; using three case studies: (CS1) pesticide residues on apples and pears; (CS2) campylobacter in chickens; (CS3) a crisis scenario related to contaminated chicken feed. Data collected by postal surveys.

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Data type: Quantitative
Data format: SPSS
Sample size: Case study 1: 133 parents and 188 adults. Case study 2: 139 adults. Case study 3: 214 adults.
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released

Publications and outputs

Thesis (4)
Multi-stakeholder participation in decision-making
C. Mohr
29/10/2008

Risk communication in food supply chains to the public : representing dietary pesticide exposure on the web
M. Schlabitz
29/10/2008

Evaluation of e-participation
Nan Zhang
29/10/2008

Interactive web tool to model the food chain and its risks
C. Dain
29/10/2008

Workshop (15)
Modeling food safety and risk assessment
Pradeep Malakar; J Baranyi; N/A Kasertsat University
29/10/2008

Implementing public engagement in risk communication : researching knowledge of food chain risks
Angela Cassidy; John Maule; N/A University of Lausanne
29/10/2008

Variability and uncertainty in the Campylobacter load and the corresponding risk in consumption of poultry in the UK
Pradeep Malakar; N/A 5th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods; R. Chai; L.C. Gomez; Gary Barker
29/10/2008

Food safety management and its impact on the rural economy
Gary Barker; N/A RELU Workshop "Sustainable Food Chains and Rural and Regional Development; Richard Shepherd
29/10/2008

Participation and food chain risks : group decision and negotiation (GDN)
Simon French; Clare Bayley; N/A International Conference Karlsruhe; Nan Zhang
29/10/2008

Network representation of disease risk from foods
Pradeep Malakar; N/A 2nd International Risk Assessment Conference on Microbial Risk Assessment: Foodborne Hazards; Gary Barker
29/10/2008

How can personality affect the risks we take? : a closer look into food risks and consumer behaviour
Martina Petkov; Richard Shepherd; N/A Society for Risk Analysis Europe conference
29/10/2008

Embedding decision analysis into e-participation and e-democracy
Simon French; N/A University of Graz
29/10/2008

How will personality affect the risks you take? – a closer look into food risks and consumer behaviour
Martina Petkov; Richard Shepherd; N/A Risk Communications Conference
29/10/2008

Introduction to microbiological risk assessment
Pradeep Malakar; N/A Chamber of Turkish Food Engineers Association (TMMOB-GMO) conference; Gary Barker
29/10/2008

Modelling food safety : predictive microbiology, risk assessment and QMRA
Pradeep Malakar; N/A Department of Food Science and Technology, University Putra Malaysia; Gary Barker
29/10/2008

"All we have to do is make them partners..." investigating knowledge of food chain risks
Angela Cassidy; John Maule; N/A University of Gothenburg
29/10/2008

Use of web-based group decision support for crisis management
Nan Zhang; Simon French; N/A ISCRAM; Clare Bayley
29/10/2008

Probabilistic modeling in food safety assessment
Pradeep Malakar; Gary Barker; N/A Kasertsat University
29/10/2008

Food safety
Pradeep Malakar; Gary Barker; N/A UK China Workshop
29/10/2008

(1)
Managing food chain risks, 2006-2007
R. Shepherd
27/10/2009

Report (3)
Full research report
Richard Shepherd
05/11/2008

Stakeholder participation in the management and communication of food chain risks
A. Liddon
19/08/2009

Participation and e-participation : involving stakeholders in the management of food chain risks in the rural economy
Simon French; Andy Hart; John Maule; Richard Shepherd; Clare Bayley; E. Carter; Nan Zhang; Gary Barker; Christoph Mohr
17/12/2008

Article (9)
Diet, integration and foodborne disease
Pradeep Malakar; Gary Barker
29/10/2008

Bayesian modeling of measurement errors and pesticide concentration in dietary risk assessments
Marc Kennedy; Andy Hart
29/10/2009

Food safety objective : an integral part of food chain modelling
Pradeep Malakar; Gary Barker
27/10/2008

Managing food chain risks : integrating technical and stakeholder perspectives on uncertainty
Richard Shepherd; Angela Cassidy; Simon French; Gary Barker; John Maule; Andy Hart
07/03/2007

Assessing the risk to UK children from carbendazim residues in apple products
Mel Holmes; Mark Kennedy; R. Riccio; Andy Hart
28/10/2008

Managing food chain risks : integrating technical and stakeholder perspectives on uncertainty
Richard Shepherd; John Maule; Gary Barker; Angela Cassidy; Andy Hart; Simon French
27/10/2008

Involving the public and stakeholders in the evaluation of food risks
Richard Shepherd
27/10/2008

Designing a participatory process for stakeholder involvement in a societal decision
Clare Bayley; Simon French
27/10/2008

Estimating campylobacter burden of illness from undercooking poultry products in England and Wales
Pradeep Malakar; Gary Barker
28/10/2008

Research summary (2)
Non-technical summary
Richard Shepherd; Andy Hart; Gary Barker; Simon French
05/11/2008

Non-technical summary

05/11/2008

Conference paper (1)
Tools for assessing and managing food chain risks
G. Barker
30/06/2009