The Safe Food Principle. A Critical Reflection on the Key Concept of EU Food Safety Law
24 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2018 Last revised: 8 May 2019
Date Written: October 22, 2018
The most fundamental notion underlying the reform of EU food safety law has been codified in Article 14(1) of Regulation (EC) 178/2002: food shall not be placed on the market if it is unsafe. This notion has been elaborated in most of the rest of EU food law, first and foremost in the other paragraphs of Article 14. This contribution analyses Article 14 and argues in favour of a text-conform interpretation.
Keywords: Food Safety, Unsafe Food, General principle of EU food law
JEL Classification: K20, K23, K30, K32, Q18
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