This study investigates the federal marketing order and outlines how collective action in the form of a marketing order can serve as a useful tool to ensure a safe food product and increase benefits to producers and consumers.
See PDF paper here: Industry-Mandated Testing to Improve Food Safety: the New US Marketing Order for Pistachios
Authors: Henrich Brunke, Julian M. Alston, Richard S. Gray, and Daniel A. Sumner. German Journal of Agricultural Economics. Special Issue on Food Quality, Incomplete Consumer Information and the Role of Markets and the State. (2004).