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This Advanced Introduction provides a succinct overview of the principles and rules that guide international food law. Neal D. Fortin explores how the globalisation of food supply chains has impacted international food law, making it a pressing concern for contemporary lawmakers. Exploring the maintenance of standards, rules, and laws, alongside issues in relation to economics, trade agreements, and free-trade, this comprehensive book provides insight into the future of international food law.

Neal Fortin is the Director of the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations (www.IFLR.msu.edu) at Michigan State University, and a Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Mr. Fortin teaches the courses International Food Law, Codex Alimentarius, United States Food Law, and Regulatory Leadership in Food Law. He is the author of most commonly used textbook on United States food law, Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice (www.foodregulation.us).

Neal Fortin is the chair of the IFT Food Laws and Regulations Division. He was the 2009 recipient of a Michigan State University Distinguished Faculty Award for his teaching. He is past President of the North Central Association of Food & Drug Officials. He served as a Commissioner for the Michigan Local Public Health Accreditation Program, the Advisory Council of the Michigan Community Health Leadership Institute, and the NSF Council of Public Health Consultants. He served on the Dietary Supplement Committee of the Food and Drug Law Institute. He has been a curriculum advisor to the International Food Protection Training Institute and the University of Catalonia. He is an emeritus member of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, the Food and Drug Law Institute, a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists, and the State Bar of Michigan.