Research Handbooks in European Law series
Edited by Joseph A. McMahon and Michael N. Cardwell
Chapter 17: Food safety policy in a time of technofoods: Risk, governance and legal issues relating to nanofoods
On reading the information supplied by the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO), one could (at least, in jest) present the long list of topics covered by food safety policy as follows: A stone, two houses, three ruins, four gravediggers, a flower garden, a raccoon, a dozen oysters, a lemon, bread, a ray of sunshine, a groundswell, six musicians, a door with her mat, a gentleman decorated with the Légion d’Honneur, another raccoon . . . Food safety policy is indeed directed to diverse fields of application, such as: foodstuffs; veterinary checks; food hygiene; traceability; genetically modified organisms (GMOs); animal nutrition, welfare and health; and plant health. And, to continue the Prévert-style inventory, the various fields of application may themselves be broken down into their constituent parts: for example, the regulation of foodstuffs encompasses, inter alia, organic products, geographical indications and designations of origin, food information to consumers and food labelling.
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