Title: A comparison of co-regulation policies in the perishable food supply chain of India and China: an empirical approach

Authors: Mohammad Rais; Arshia Kaul; Akansha Jain

Addresses: National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), CSIR, Pusa Gate, K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi, India ' Anil Suresh Modi School of Commerce (ASMSOC), NMIMS University, V.L. Mehta Road, Vile-Parle (West), Mumbai, India ' National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), CSIR, Pusa Gate, K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi, India

Abstract: Although food safety has become an important concern nowadays, yet public sector enterprises sometimes face difficulties in providing the final items in the required quantity and at the desired quality levels. Here, we consider the aspect of co-regulation in handling the food quality in the fruits and vegetables sector from farm to fork stage of the perishable food supply chain in India and China. The aspects considered in this paper are: current status of the perishable food supply chain in the two countries, analysis of the level of incorporation of co-regulation in the policies of the respective countries, evaluation of the role of co-regulation in enhancing the perishable food supply chain and analysis of limitations of the current policies and steps to be implemented for improvement in the future. The authors have been able to identify the varying policies of co-regulations in the two countries.

Keywords: co-regulation; perishable food supply chain; PFSC; cold chain; policy implementation; India; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAITG.2020.106018

International Journal of Agriculture Innovation, Technology and Globalisation, 2020 Vol.1 No.3, pp.285 - 303

Received: 20 Feb 2019
Accepted: 29 Jul 2019

Published online: 24 Mar 2020 *

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