• Abstract
  • 1. To average consumers in most countries, the GATT, SPS and TBT Agreements, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the World Trade Organization and other agencies that address food quality and food safety issues at the international level are unfamiliar, abstract, distant entities. (fao.org)
  • public
  • If deliberative democracy researchers become involved in critical frame reflection in consumer-oriented policy making, changes can be made that help reduce environmental harms and strengthen public engagement in political consumerism. (lu.se)
  • high
  • Everyone cares about what they eat, and food quality and safety rank high on the list of consumer product issues in both developed and developing countries. (fao.org)
  • voice
  • Internet-based social media tools like blogs, podcasts, online video and social networks are giving voice to the opinions of millions of consumers. (slideshare.net)
  • ANEC, the European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation (known informally as 'the European consumer voice in standardisation'), is an organisation promoting and defending consumer interests in the process of standardization, and in related fields such as conformity assessment (e.g.certification), market surveillance and enforcement. (wikipedia.org)
  • ANEC: The European consumer voice in standardisation (official website). (wikipedia.org)
  • Quality
  • 2. At the same time, food quality and safety are universal and personal consumer concerns. (fao.org)
  • Those aspects of food quality and safety that most concern consumers are likely to vary from country to country, from North to South, from developed to developing societies, from large to small countries, and within each of these groups of countries as well. (fao.org)
  • 8. Most consumers, to differing degrees, are concerned with and have at least some knowledge of the quality and safety of the foods they eat. (fao.org)
  • Sensory quality, freshness, and nutritional benefits of foods are aspects that most consumers consider each time they buy groceries. (fao.org)
  • The project emphasizes the central role patients and consumers can play in efforts to improve the quality and safety of healthcare around the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • power
  • People really need an optimal and efficient way to 'broadcast' the power flows from a few of central power generators to a large amount of consumers, then, Smart Grid came out. (wustl.edu)
  • role
  • 7. To play an effective role as individual buyers in the foods marketplace, ordinary consumers need information. (fao.org)
  • Consumers generally presume that foods offered for sale should be safe, but also realize that they have a role to play in ensuring food safety-washing fresh produce, thoroughly cooking meats, and so forth. (fao.org)
  • developing country
  • A consumer in a developing country may be most concerned with obtaining sufficient food to meet her family's nutritional needs, while one in a developed country may place more emphasis on avoiding excessive intake of calories and fat. (fao.org)
  • interests
  • 6. We should not presume that business and government always have consumers' best interests in mind, or can automatically tell what consumers would like them to do. (fao.org)
  • create
  • Campbell argues that consumers do this in an attempt to create or maintain their lifestyle or to construct their identity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Brands are using brand networking to create communities that serve as a fully encompassing interactive destination to encourage brand participation online and off. (wikipedia.org)
  • social
  • Brand networking is the engagement of a social networking service around a brand by providing consumers with a platform of relevant content, elements of participation, and a currency, score, or ranking. (wikipedia.org)
  • large
  • Factors that might cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, the consumer spending environment for large ticket items, competition in the retail furniture industry and other uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's report filed with the SEC. (einpresswire.com)
  • groups
  • Its Working Groups bring together volunteer experts from the countries of its members who define the consensual positions on behalf of the consumer interest in fields related presently to eight areas of priority (Accessibility, Child Safety, Digital Society, Domestic Appliances, Energy, Services, Sustainability, and Traffic & Mobility). (wikipedia.org)
  • together
  • The availability of resources, such as personal data and general information, together with ICT tools (Information and Communication Technologies) have created a perfect match for sharing knowledge through the web involving users and/or consumers participation. (wikipedia.org)
  • it is connecting consumers together and constructing relationships directly with the brand. (wikipedia.org)
  • among
  • Foremost among these reasons is the need for consumer acceptance of innovations in the food marketplace. (fao.org)
  • mind
  • According to Campbell in his piece "The Craft Consumer", this is done by selecting goods with specific intentions in mind to alter them. (wikipedia.org)
  • built
  • Less evolved attempts to connect brands with consumers via networking typically are built as online platforms meant only to complement a product/service and are limited in functionality. (wikipedia.org)
  • directly
  • However, its competence also extends to other European Standards developed by the European Standards Organisations as well as to other standards that may impact directly or indirectly on the European consumer (for example, certain standards of W3C, the World Wide Web Consortium). (wikipedia.org)
  • countries
  • ANEC represents consumer organisations mainly from the European Union Member States and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • brand
  • The potential existed to not only display advertisements to consumers, but to engage them to interact with the brand. (wikipedia.org)
  • The final element of brand networking involves incentivizing participation with the other two elements. (wikipedia.org)
  • By incentivizing usage offline the brand image is re-enforced for the consumer and strengthens the relationship. (wikipedia.org)
  • region
  • The Area Manager's Office has overall responsibility for Consumer Affairs in the HSE Dublin North East Region. (hse.ie)
  • improve
  • In November 2008, ANEC adopted the strapline 'Raising Standards for Consumers' as part of an initiative to improve the visibility of the association. (wikipedia.org)