The Evolution of European Food Regulation - Why the European Food Safety Authority is Not a EU-Style FDA?

WHAT'S THE BEEF? THE CONTESTED GOVERNANCE OF EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY, C. Ansell & D. Vogel, eds., MIT Press, 2006

Bocconi Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1007451

38 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2007

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to provide a narrative account of the historical evolution that has occurred in the European Food policy in the wake of the recent food scandals. Since the FDA analogy has been largely invoked during the debate leading to the establishment of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the paper also explores the extent to which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration actually represented a model for EFSA. A comparison between the EFSA and the FDA that focus on their respective powers and institutional organizations shows that this is not, if it ever was, the case.

Keywords: EU Law, Regulation, Food Safety, Mutual Recognition, Risk Regulation, FDA

JEL Classification: K33, K2

Suggested Citation

Alemanno, Alberto, The Evolution of European Food Regulation - Why the European Food Safety Authority is Not a EU-Style FDA?. WHAT'S THE BEEF? THE CONTESTED GOVERNANCE OF EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY, C. Ansell & D. Vogel, eds., MIT Press, 2006; Bocconi Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1007451. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1007451

Alberto Alemanno (Contact Author)

HEC Paris - Tax & Law ( email )

1 rue de la Libération
Jouy-en-Josas Cedex, 78351
France

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