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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.

BE bioengineered
BSE bovine spongiform encephalopathy
CAC Codex Alimentarius Commission
DSB dispute settlement body
EC European Commission
EFSA European Food Safety Authority
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (US)
EU European Union
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FDA Food and Drug Administration (US)
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GFN Global Foodborne Infections Network
GFSI Global Food Safety Initiative
GLEWS Global Early Warning System for Major Animal Diseases
GMO genetically modified organism
GRAS generally recognized as safe
IHR International Health Regulations
INFOSAN International Food Safety Authorities Network
IPPC International Plant Protection Convention
JECFA Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
JEMRA Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Microbiological Risk Assessment
p. xiJMPR Joint FAO/WHO Meetings on Pesticide Residues
MFN most favored nation
NGO non-governmental organization
OIE World Organisation for Animal Health
SPS Sanitary and Phytosanitary
TBT Technical Barriers to Trade
TDI tolerable daily intake
TPRB Trade Policy Review Body
TRIPS Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property
UK United Kingdom
UN United Nations
US United States
USDA US Department of Agriculture
USMCA United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement
WHO World Health Organization
WTO World Trade Organizationp. xii