Special Issue "Global Food Safety Law and Policy"
A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2013)
The rise of large urban centers and global food trade has generated a modern food system that is different than anything the world has ever experienced. This modern food system - from the farm to the fork - has given rise to increasing international concern for food safety. Foodborne illnesses are prevalent in all parts of the world, leading the World Health Organization to described foodborne illnesses as a global public health challenge. In addition, food safety poses significant political challenges as governments are susceptible to outraged citizenry over food contamination outbreaks.
A successful global food safety system depends on the viability and efficacy of global food governance and policy. Global food governance covers multiple facets: legal instruments, national food regulatory systems, national and international institutions, international law, public and private standards, trade rules, enforcement regimes, and harmonization strategies. Papers by legal scholars are needed to address the broad spectrum of legal and policy issues imbedded within these various facets and to provide much needed context, rationale, analysis, criticism, comparison, advocacy, and recommendations. Such scholarship will contribute greatly to meeting the global public health challenges of food safety.
Professor Michael T. Roberts
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- food safety
- global food regulation
- public health law
- food policy
- food governance