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EU Food Law - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781855735576, 9781855736306

EU Food Law

1st Edition

A Practical Guide

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Editor: K Goodburn
Hardcover ISBN: 9781855735576
eBook ISBN: 9781855736306
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 14th June 2001
Page Count: 256
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Table of Contents

Development of EU law; EU institutions and the legislative process. Part 1 Food safety: Hygiene; Additives; Contaminants; Food contact materials. Part 2 Informing the consumer: Labelling; Nutrition information; Nutrition and health claims; Foods for particular nutritional purposes (PARNUTS). Part 3 Case studies: Frying oils; Functional foods.


Given its fragmented development, EU food law can be seen as both complex and confusing. With its distinguished team of contributors, EU food law highlights the key issues so those non-specialists can understand the legislation and what it means for them. It is designed to help readers ask the right questions when developing and marketing products in the European Union, and to provide answers to those questions.

The book begins with an overview of the development of EU food law, and then describes the main institutions involved in framing food legislation and the legislative process. This discussion is designed to provide a context for the chapters on specific aspects of EU food law that follow. Part one there are a series of chapters on legislation controlling food safety, ranging from the way food products are manufactured (hygiene and the control of contaminants) to food composition and packaging (additives and food contact materials). Part two considers how EU food law ensures that consumers are properly informed about the food products they buy. There are chapters on labelling, nutrition information, the increasingly important area of health claims, and the handling of foods for particular nutritional purposes. Part three of the book contains two case studies illustrating how these various strands of EU food law impact in practice on a particular food product, looking at both an established food ingredient and the emerging area of functional foods.

EU food law provides an authoritative introduction and guide to a complex subject. It will be widely welcomed by all those designing food products for and selling food products in the European Union.


All those designing food products for and selling food products in the European Union


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About the Editor

K Goodburn

Kaarin Goodburn MIFST, MSc and BSc (Hons) is Secretary-General of the UK Chilled Food Association. She is a well-known consultant in the areas of food law, food safety and technology management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chilled Food Association, UK