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|Title:||Comparative examination of trust during times of a food scandal in Europe and Australia|
|Citation:||Food and Public Health, 2012; 2(6):202-212|
|Publisher:||Scientific & Academic Publishing|
|John Coveney, Loreen Mamerow, Anne Taylor, Julie Henderson, Samantha Myer, Paul Ward|
|Abstract:||This study compared public confidence in truth-telling by food chain actors in selected EU countries, where there have been a number of food safety problems, with consumers in Australia, where there have been fewer food crises.A computer assisted telephone interviewing survey was used addressing aspect of truth-telling at times of a food scandal was administrated to a random sample of 1109 participants across all Australian states (response rate 41.2%). Results were compared with a survey in six EU countries which had asked similar questions. Australians' trust in truth-telling by food chain actors was low, with 14.2% of the sample expecting various institutions and individuals to tell the whole truth during times of a food scandal. When compared with EU countries, Australia occupied a middle position in trust distribution, and was more similar to Great Britain in giving farmers the most trust in truth-telling. This study has demonstrated that in Australia, as in many EU countries, trust in truth-telling at a time of food scandal is low. The credibility of the food system is highly vulnerable under times of food crisis and once trust in broken, it is difficult to restore.|
|Keywords:||Strust; Food Scare; Survey; Australia|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2012 Scientific & Academic Publishing. All Rights Reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Medicine publications|
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