The second edition contains over 20 percent new material,
particularly a rewritten import law chapter and revisions related to
food safety regulation, health claims, and food defense.The text
provides an in-depth discussion of the federal statutes, regulations,
and agencies involved in food regulation. After an introduction to
the history of food and drug regulation, it covers current food
inspection and enforcement, international law, and more. With
explanation of the policies and food science behind the law, the
book remains accessible to students and professionals alike. This
is an excellent text for food science and food law and a practical
reference for food industry professionals, consultants, and others.
What people said about the first
"The most readable book ever written on food
"This book should be
mandatory reading for any food regulatory official.
It provides an understanding of the core legal principles
upon which regulatory policies and decisions are built.
In fact, food policy-makers should have a working
knowledge of the case studies presented in the book as they make day to
day enforcement decisions. This foundational knowledge is extremely
important to consider as Congress is in the process creating
precedent-setting legislation to expand upon current food law in order
to meet new food safety challenges."
book gives a very informative and comprehensive view of the US Food Law
system, particularly useful to foreigners who are not familiar with the
system from within. The book does not only contain a presentation of
substantive food law, but also a very good understanding of the
procedures, the competence of the respective agencies, and also a
presentation of the competencies of state laws vs. federal laws, a
topic which is not often enough discussed. In sum, this book is a
“must” for all those who wish, or need, to deal with US Food Law."
"Neal Fortin's Food
Regulation has it all---a comprehensive up-to-date review of US
regulations with many helpful additions including a historical
perspective, useful discussion questions and notes, ethical issues and
US food regulations placed in an international context. This book is a
‘must have’ for practitioner and for student.”
"This is a GREAT
textbook on Food Regulation written by Neal Fortin. It is US focused
but provides a superb review of the international context. A great
introduction and reference guide."
"Neal Fortin’s Food
Regulation provides a wonderfully readable resource for professionals
and policy wonks interested in food safety and other aspects of food
regulation in the US. Fortin clearly articulates the legislation
underlying the complex US approach to food regulation and lays out a
number of the seminal questions confronting policy-makers, regulators,
consumers and the food industry. The book has tremendous potential as a
classroom text and a professional reference."
"This text fills a great need in the world of food
regulation. The first thing that caught my attention is that the
coverage of material is exhaustive and yet the book is
user-friendly. The text is perfect for the classroom
and also handy for the work-place. It is not the sort of book
that just occupies space on the book shelf. It is a book to be
consulted over and over. Even after a couple of months of
use, my copy is already well marked and dog-eared."
"A comprehensive and well-organized text that
effortlessly melds the often discrete areas of food science and food
law in a highly readable fashion."