Regulation of Chemicals in Food

CHEMICALS AND THE LAW, ELGAR ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SERIES, Forthcoming (Edward Elgar Publishing)

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-27

24 Pages Posted: 21 May 2018 Last revised: 22 Nov 2018

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Timothy D. Lytton

Georgia State University College of Law

Patricia J. Zettler

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: May 6, 2018

Abstract

This chapter discusses the regulation of chemicals introduced into food during cultivation and processing. It covers chemicals intentionally added to facilitate production, enhance products, mislead buyers or physically harm consumers, as well as chemicals that inadvertently contaminate food from processing equipment, packaging, or environmental pollution. The chapter surveys a variety of regulatory strategies that arise out of domestic law (using the United States as an example), transnational legal obligations (using the European Union as an example), and international standards (using the Codex Alimentarius as an example).

Keywords: food safety regulation, food contamination, foodborne illness, economic adulteration, food additives, food coloring, pesticide residues, herbicide residues, fertilizer residues, animal drug residues, food contact materials, environmental pollutants in food, food defense

JEL Classification: I18, Q18

Suggested Citation

Lytton, Timothy D. and Zettler, Patricia J., Regulation of Chemicals in Food (May 6, 2018). CHEMICALS AND THE LAW, ELGAR ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SERIES, Forthcoming (Edward Elgar Publishing); Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-27. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3174260

Timothy D. Lytton (Contact Author)

Georgia State University College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.gsu.edu/profile/timothy-d-lytton/

Patricia J. Zettler

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

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