Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello

Food Safety

  • Christophe CharlierEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_178


Food safety is a quality of food. Its originality is to be implemented through a mix of public regulations and private safety control schemes. These measures can interfere with free trade of food, especially when a country wishes to reach a food safety level higher than the level ensured by international food safety standards. Different important dispute rulings in this area have created jurisprudence and an important debate on the WTO SPS Agreement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversité Côte d’Azur, CNRS, GREDEGNiceFrance