Food Regulation Law, Science, Policy, and Practice

ISBN-10: 0470127090

ISBN-13: 9780470127094

Edition: 2009

Authors: Neal D. Fortin

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Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice provides an in-depth discussion of the federal statutes, regulations, and regulatory agencies involved in food regulation. After an introduction to U. S. food and drug regulation, it covers current food regulations, inspection and enforcement, international law, the Internet, and ethics. While it contains detailed discussions of policies and case studies, the book is accessible to students and professionals. This is an excellent text for courses in food science, food law, etc., and a practical reference for food industry professionals, consultants, and others.
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List price: $163.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/4/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 712
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Summary of Contents
Table of Contents
Introductory Chapters
Introduction to Food Regulation in the United States
A short history of food and drug regulation in the United States
An overview of government agency jurisdictions and authority over food
What is a Food? Introduction to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)
What makes an article a food, a drug, a device, or a product outside the scope of the Act?
Regulation of Labeling and Claims
Labeling and Misbranding
The basic requirements of food labeling, misbranding, legal authorities, labeling terminology, affirmative label requirements, prohibited representations, deceptive packaging, warning statements, allergens
Nutritional Claims and Health Claims
The requirements for nutritional labeling and health claims on food plus an overview of the regulation of advertising
The Nutritional Labeling and Education Act (NLEA)
Esthetic and Economic Adulteration
Key definitions, adulteration, food (unfit for food, packaging materials), esthetic adulteration, defect action levels, GMPs, standards of identity, and economic adulteration
Food Safety Regulation
Food Safety
Poisonous or deleterious substances, pesticides, the Delaney Clause, the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), foodborne illnesses, HACCP, and tampering law
Current issues in foodborne illness, such as mad cow disease
Food Additives, Color Additives, and Irradiation
The regulation of food additives, color additives, and irradiation
Specialized Food Regulation
Dietary Supplements
The regulation of this special class of food, which is regulated neither as conventional food nor as food additives
Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), ephedrine; "street drug alternatives," and dietary supplement ads on the Internet
Biotechnology and Genetically Engineered Organisms
The regulation biotechnology, genetically modified foods, and cloning
Food Terrorism
A look at food security and the federal government's new bioterrorism powers
Importation and Exportation
The regulation of U.S. food imports and exports, including harmonization of domestic and foreign trade restrictions, and agency enforcement authority
Inspection and Enforcement
Federal Enforcement
An overview of the enforcement tools of the FDA and USDA-FSIS with a focus on seizures, recalls, and penalties
An overview of the FDA and state inspections, and Fourth Amendment, and practical issues
State Laws and Their Relationship to Federal Laws
A discussion of state enforcement, the state food and drug laws, and federal pre-emption
Private Actions
Private causes of actions and their regulatory role
General Chapters
International Food Law
The implications of international trade, international treaties, and the Codex Alimentarius
Discussion of ethical issues in food law and in government regulation
Table of Abbreviations
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