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Consumer reactions to the use of EU quality labels on food products: A review of the literature

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Consumer reactions to the use of EU quality labels on food products : A review of the literature. / Grunert, Klaus G; Aachmann, Kristina.

In: Food Control, Vol. 59, 2015, p. 178-187.

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title = "Consumer reactions to the use of EU quality labels on food products: A review of the literature",
abstract = "The EU promotes three types of food quality labels, PDO, PGI and TSG in order to protect producers of food with special qualities and to aid consumers in their decision-making. This papers reviews published research on how these labels affect consumers. 35 studies were identified and are reviewed based on a hierarchy of effects framework. While results are conflicting, some overall themes emerge, suggesting that the role of these quality labels in consumer decision-making at present is still relatively low. Suggestions for research are made that would provide a better basis for evidence-based policy formulation with regard to food quality labels.",
keywords = "EU quality labels, Literature review, Consumer behaviour",
author = "Grunert, {Klaus G} and Kristina Aachmann",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1016/j.foodcont.2015.05.021",
language = "English",
volume = "59",
pages = "178--187",
journal = "Food Control",
issn = "0956-7135",
publisher = "Pergamon Press",

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