Assessing the impact of the fipronil egg scandal on consumer behavior in Hungary

Barna Sarolta and Mikulka Petra and Frum Zsuzsanna and Szakos Dávid and Bognár Lajos and Kasza Gyula: Assessing the impact of the fipronil egg scandal on consumer behavior in Hungary. In: Élelmiszervizsgálati közlemények, (64) 1. pp. 1890-1893. (2018)

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In addition to high pathogenicity avian influenza outbreak that started in the fall of 2016, the European poultry sector was also affected by the fipronil egg scandal that escalated quickly in August 2017. The above-mentioned incidents demanded rapid, decisive and coordinated action on the part of food chain safety authorities across Europe. Fast and continuous flow of credible information has been made possible by the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Union. However, adequate authority measures alone do not guarantee the minimization of the economic damages caused by food scandals, therefore, great emphasis should be placed on risk communication as well in similar cases. The basic principles of risk communication include objectivity, timeliness and clarity [5]. This way, it is possible to avoid unreasonably high drops in consumption in cases where the real health risk is not significant, or the risk has already been eliminated by the action taken by the authorities or businesses. Changes in consumption habits were assessed by the National Food Chain Safety Office (NFCSO) in the fall of 2017 through a questionnaire survey based on personal interviews with 1,000 people. According to the results, thanks to the consistent communication activity of the authority, the confidence of Hungarian consumers in eggs and egg-containing products did not fundamentally drop, and this is of particular importance in the reduction of economic damages.

Item Type: Article
Other title: A fipronilos tojásbotrány vásárlói magatartásra gyakorolt hatásának vizsgálata Magyarországon
Heading title: Tudomány = Science
Journal or Publication Title: Élelmiszervizsgálati közlemények
Date: 2018
Volume: 64
Number: 1
ISSN: 0422-9576
Page Range: pp. 1890-1893
Language: English
Publisher: WESSLING Nemzetközi Kutató és Oktató Központ Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.
Place of Publication: Budapest
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Élelmiszervizsgálat, Élelmiszerbiztonság, Fogyasztói magatartás
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 1893. p. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 02. Engineering and technology
02. Engineering and technology > 02.10. Other engineering and technologies
02. Engineering and technology > 02.10. Other engineering and technologies > 02.10.02. Food and beverages
Date Deposited: 2023. Jul. 10. 09:32
Last Modified: 2023. Aug. 26. 08:14

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