Identifying gaps in international food safety regulation

Benn Mcgrady, Christina S. Ho

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The rise in food importation in countries such as the United States, coupled with food safety incidents, has led to increased concern with the safety of imported food. This concern has prompted discussion of how international law and governance mechanisms might enhance food safety. This paper identifies the objectives underlying multilateral approaches to food safety such as raising food safety standards abroad, information sharing and ensuring market access. The paper then explores how these objectives are integrated into the international system and identifies how the current state of the law creates imbalances in the pursuit of these objectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-202+i
JournalFood and Drug Law Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Law

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