Consumer's risk

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Consumer's risk or Consumer risk is a potential risk found in all consumer-oriented products, that a product not meeting quality standards will pass undetected through the manufacturer's quality control system and enter the consumer marketplace.

Accepting the lot of unsatisfactory quality is a risk for any consumer. The probability of accepting the lot of fraction defectives under sampling inspection plan is called as consumer's risk.

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  • Hui, Yiu H. (2006). Handbook of food science, technology, and engineering, Volume 2. CRC Press. p. 56–15. ISBN 0-8493-9848-7.