A Consumer's Guide to Food Regulation and Safety

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A Consumer's Guide to Food Regulation & Safety is a consumer-friendly guide to understanding the laws and policies relating to the food industry. Learn more about current policies designed to protect consumers and how to challenge them if necessary. Issues of fraudulent promotion, labeling, and advertising by members of the food industry are also examined.

Food related issues are regularly making headlines. This almanac provides consumers with the information they need to ...

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Overview


A Consumer's Guide to Food Regulation & Safety is a consumer-friendly guide to understanding the laws and policies relating to the food industry. Learn more about current policies designed to protect consumers and how to challenge them if necessary. Issues of fraudulent promotion, labeling, and advertising by members of the food industry are also examined.

Food related issues are regularly making headlines. This almanac provides consumers with the information they need to better understand the laws and policies in place to help protect them from harm. Do you find many food labels confusing and misleading? Do you know what to do if you get sick from contaminated food? As a consumer, can you take legal action if you fall victim to food fraud or illness? All of these issues are addressed in this easy to comprehend legal guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199730216
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/22/2010
  • Series: Oceana's Legal Almanac Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James T. O'Reilly has been a successful legal author since 1977, when his first treatise on privacy and information law became a widely used reference, and the U.S. Supreme Court quoted his FDA text in 2000 with the words, "The experts have written" He is a former state police officer in New York and has taught criminal law, among other courses, at the University of Cincinnati. His articles have appeared in law journals at Yale, Columbia, Harvard, Cornell, and other schools, for a total of 164 published articles, and his 35 texts have earned more than a million dollars in author royalties and have been widely cited by federal and state courts. He has authored texts for McGraw-Hill, Kluwer, Lexis, Matthew Bender, West, Shepards, Van Nostrand Reinhold, Wiley and other publishers. He formerly served at Procter & Gamble as Associate General Counsel and in addition to his teaching, he is Counsel to Baker & Daniels of Indianapolis and Vice-Mayor of a small Ohio city. In 2008, he completed work as Assistant Chief Reporter of the Project on European Union Administrative Law, funded by the EU and the American Bar Association. He was Section Chair of the
16,000-member Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association in 1996-97. He is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Virginia School of Law, where is a member of the Dean's Council.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Defining Key Concepts in Food Chapter 2: Government Oversight of Food Safety Chapter 3: Government Oversight of Food Labeling Chapter 4: Regulation of Raw & Organic Food Safety Chapter 5: Regulation of Food Processing & Ingredients Chapter 6: Restaurants and Food Service Delivery Chapter 7: Food Importation Chapter 8: Adverse Experiences with Food, and Their Consequences Chapter 9: Dietary Supplements Chapter 10: Food with Pesticide Residues Chapter 11: Biotechnology and Food Chapter 12: Civil Damage Lawsuits for Injury or Fraud Chapter 13: How do Federal and State Protections Intersect?
Chapter 14: Food Advertising Chapter 15: Food Packaging Issues Chapter 16: Environmental Aspects of Food Practices Chapter 17: How the "Local Food" Movement Relates to Food Safety Chapter 18: Pricing, Competition and Monopoly Chapter 19: The Future of Food Safety Appendix 1: Federal Trade Commission Website Caution Weighing the Evidence in Diet Ads Appendix 2: Pesticide Residues Appendix 3: Federal Food Safety Resource Websites Appendix 4: Reportable Food Appendix 5: Federal Meat Inspection Act Appendix 6: Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Appendix 7: Nutrition Labeling and Education Act Appendix 8: Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Chapters I-IV

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