The Pursuit of Food Authenticity: Recommended Legal and Policy Strategies to Eradicate Economically Motivated Adulteration (Food Fraud)

33 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2017  

Michael Roberts

Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law

Whitney Turk

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Date Written: March 28, 2017

Abstract

The paper recommends that the FDA enforce the existing statutory mandate against EMA for the benefit of consumers in a smart, efficient manner by setting enforcement priorities and by collaborating with science experts and the food industry. The paper also recommends that the food industry address food fraud by embracing the norm of food authenticity and establishing self-governance rules as it has done so with sustainability. Last, the paper proposes specific changes in litigation against food fraud.

Keywords: Food Fraud, Food Law, Food Policy, Economically Motivated Adulteration, Authenticity, Transparency, Food Safety

Suggested Citation

Roberts, Michael and Turk, Whitney, The Pursuit of Food Authenticity: Recommended Legal and Policy Strategies to Eradicate Economically Motivated Adulteration (Food Fraud) (March 28, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2947347 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2947347

Michael Roberts (Contact Author)

Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law

385 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Room 1242
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
United States

Whitney Turk

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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Box 951361
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

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