Comparing Approaches Toward Governing Scientific Advisory Bodies on Food Safety in the United States and the European Union
University of Wisconsin Law School
April 21, 2010
Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming
Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1112
Governmental bodies must often rely upon scientific research in deciding when and how to structure regulatory programs in areas of emerging health risks. This is especially true in areas of food safety, where agencies are charged with promulgating regulations to respond to arising issues of contamination and other foodborne ailments. Because the science is in development in these areas, and because new situations often arise, research regarding food safety can be both uncertain and controversial. Thus governmental bodies regulating food safety must draw from a number of different research sources, including scientific advisory bodies, as well as regulatory research institutions and educational research institutions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 49
Keywords: expertise, experts, food safety categories, Health Law Journals
JEL Classification: K32, Q18Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 21, 2010 ; Last revised: April 24, 2010
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