Public Health and Food Safety Policies and Regulation in the United States

14-06-2013

This briefing note is made of two parts. The first on "Public Health Policy and Regulation in the United States", the second on "Food Safety Policy and Regulation in the United States". Part 1 provides an overview of public health policy and regulation in the United States. It examines patterns of health care spending, health outcomes, and public health programmes. It describes the system of public and private health insurance, and the recent health care reform legislation. This note also examines the role and function of the Food and Drug Administration. Part 2 reviews the food and drink industry in the United States, existing food safety policy, structure control systems and key indicators for food safety development in the country. In particular the review considers the basic relevant legislative acts and the organisation of various branches of government. A brief description is also given of current food safety emergencies in the United States.

This briefing note is made of two parts. The first on "Public Health Policy and Regulation in the United States", the second on "Food Safety Policy and Regulation in the United States". Part 1 provides an overview of public health policy and regulation in the United States. It examines patterns of health care spending, health outcomes, and public health programmes. It describes the system of public and private health insurance, and the recent health care reform legislation. This note also examines the role and function of the Food and Drug Administration. Part 2 reviews the food and drink industry in the United States, existing food safety policy, structure control systems and key indicators for food safety development in the country. In particular the review considers the basic relevant legislative acts and the organisation of various branches of government. A brief description is also given of current food safety emergencies in the United States.

Išorės autorius

Adam Sheingate and Monica Guarinoni (Milieu Ltd. - for the ""Public Health Policy and Regulation in the United States"" part) , Susan Keenan and John Hammond (Campden BRI - for the ""Food Safety Policy and Regulation in the United States"" part)