The Relevance of Certification Marks and Geographical Indications when buying Beef –
Adriano Profeta, Richard Balling, Sabine Will
Published: 01.06.2011 〉 Volume 60 (2011), Number 2, 71-84 〉 Resort: Articles
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While for the time period 1995 to 1998 significant and positive welfare effects and a consumer willingness-to-pay could be measured for the origin and certification mark “Qualität aus Bayern” there is a new situation after the BSE crisis due to changes of several impact factors. In the framework of this paper we analyze if certification marks still have relevance when buying beef. For this purpose we conduct an empirical consumer study in Bavaria. At this we focus on the label “Geprüfte Qualität Bayern”, the denomination Bavarian Beef which is meanwhile registered as protected geographical indication (PGI) according to regulation (EC) 510/06 and the label “Qualität und Sicherheit” (QS). The results show significant but varying effects for all analyzed labellings.