EU Food Law and Policy
AUTHOR: Holland, Debra and Pope, Helen
PUBLISHER: Kluwer Law International
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The EFSA does, however, clearly establish food law as an autonomous branch of EU law. This is the first book to survey and analyse this body of law in depth, drawing together the relevant laws and cases and taking stock of the trends and likely future developments in this dynamic and emotive area of law and policy.elucidates the scope of European food law by investigating several avenues and facets of the subject, including the following:
- its underpinnings in Article 3 of the EC Treaty, on the free movement of goods;
- the principle of mutual recognition among Member States;
- case law developments concerning composition of foodstuffs, labelling, sales promotion, advertising, and other aspects of food production and distribution;
- aims and policies of the January 2000 White Paper on Food Safety issued by the European Commission;
- appropriate hygiene standards; and
- authorisation and labelling of GMOs.
Because food is such a central and essential element in society, food law has far-reaching economic, social, and environmental consequences. And because Europe's new food safety regime is intended, by an extraordinary unanimity of Member States and major political groups, to be the most up-to-date and effective in the world, a broad range of legal practitioners and scholars, social scientists, and policymakers will greatly appreciate this thoroughgoing and insightful analysis.
PUBLICATION DATE: 5/17/2004