Food Safety Policy and Regulation in the United States

16-02-2015

This study reviews and updates the previous 2013 report on Food safety policies and regulation in the United States. In particular the review considers the basic relevant legislative acts and the organisation of various branches of government, key changes in approach or implementation have also been identified. In addition, a list of the legislative requirements related to food safety in relation to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is presented. A brief description is also given of current food safety emergencies in the United States. This document was provided by Policy Department A for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) in view of the ENVI delegation to Washington from 16-19 March 2015.

This study reviews and updates the previous 2013 report on Food safety policies and regulation in the United States. In particular the review considers the basic relevant legislative acts and the organisation of various branches of government, key changes in approach or implementation have also been identified. In addition, a list of the legislative requirements related to food safety in relation to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is presented. A brief description is also given of current food safety emergencies in the United States. This document was provided by Policy Department A for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) in view of the ENVI delegation to Washington from 16-19 March 2015.

Autor externo

Susan Keenan, Stephen Spice and Jonathan Cole (Campden BRI) ; Paola Banfi (Milieu Ltd.)