Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice, provides an in-depth discussion of the federal statutes, regulations, and 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. With detailed discussion of policies and case studies, the book remains accessible to students and professionals alike. This is an excellent text for food science and food law and a practical reference for food industry professionals, consultants, and others.
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Hardcover , 712 pages, ISBN: 978-0-470-12709-4
"The most readable book ever written on food law."
"This book should be mandatory reading for any food
regulatory official. It
provides an understanding of the core legal principles upon which
regulatory policies and decisions are built.
In fact, food policy-makers should have a working knowledge of
the case studies presented in the book as they make day to day
enforcement decisions. This foundational knowledge is extremely
important to consider as Congress is in the process creating
precedent-setting legislation to expand upon current food law in order
to meet new food safety challenges."
book gives a very informative and comprehensive view of the US Food Law
system, particularly useful to foreigners who are not familiar with the
system from within. The book does not only contain a presentation of
substantive food law, but also a very good understanding of the
procedures, the competence of the respective agencies, and also a
presentation of the competencies of state laws vs. federal laws, a topic
which is not often enough discussed. In sum, this book is a “must” for
all those who wish, or need, to deal with US Food Law."
“Neal Fortin's Food Regulation has it all---a
comprehensive up-to-date review of US regulations with many helpful
additions including a historical perspective, useful discussion
questions and notes, ethical issues and US food regulations placed in an
international context. This book is a ‘must have’ for practitioner and
"This is a GREAT textbook on Food Regulation written by Neal Fortin. It is US
focused but provides a superb review of the international context. A
great introduction and reference guide."
Fortin’s Food Regulation provides a wonderfully readable resource for
professionals and policy wonks interested in food safety and other
aspects of food regulation in the US. Fortin clearly articulates
the legislation underlying the complex US approach to food regulation
and lays out a number of the seminal questions confronting
policy-makers, regulators, consumers and the food industry. The book has
tremendous potential as a classroom text and a professional reference."
"This text fills a great need in the world of food
regulation. The first thing that caught my attention is that the
coverage of material is exhaustive and yet the book is
user-friendly. The text is perfect for the classroom and also handy for
the work-place. It is not the sort of book that just occupies space on
the book shelf. It is a book to be consulted over and over. Even after
a couple of months of use, my copy is already well marked
"A comprehensive and well-organized text that effortlessly melds the
often discrete areas of food science and food law in a highly readable
About the Author: He is also an adjunct
professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law.
You can follow him on his Food
He is also an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law. You can follow him on his Food Law Blog.