Food Legislative System of the UK

Food Legislative System of the UK

1st Edition - September 1, 1988

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  • Author: Stephen J. Fallows
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182711

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Food Legislative System of the UK discusses the principles underlying the country's food laws, the historical context of today's food legislation, and the process for amendments in legislation. The book also reviews the influences on the system such as those arising from interest groups, the changing diet, and health environment. In addressing the Food Legislative System of the United Kingdom, the book tackles various examples of food legislation and numerous food- related advisory bodies. Industry, consumer, or enforcement pressures can initiate changes and modifications of laws. Once ministers are convinced that a prima-facie case exists for amending food legislation, they will seek advice from various authorities; make a draft, and present it for full parliamentary procedure. For example, the "Food and Environment Bill" has passed through Parliament by ministers representing the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, while the "Food Bill" has gone through another route with the chief legal officers and company. The book emphasizes the mechanisms through which change is achieved, as well as the points when opportunities exist for interest groups to make their views known to the decision makers. The book can be helpful for food lobbyists, consumer food groups, nutritionists, political scientists, and heads of food and welfare organizations.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part 1 Introduction to Current Food Law

    Chapter 1 Primary Legislation

    Chapter 2 Subordinate Legislation

    Part 2 Historical Summaries

    Chapter 3 Development of Primary Food Legislation

    Chapter 4 Development of Product-Specific Food Legislation

    Part 3 Deciding on Legislation

    Chapter 5 Replacing Primary Legislation

    Chapter 6 Making Regulations

    Chapter 7 The European Connection

    Chapter 8 Codex Alimentarius

    Part 4 Influences on the System

    Chapter 9 Impact of Concerns About Diet and Health

    Chapter 10 Role of Interest Groups

    Part 5 Concluding Comments

    Chapter 11 Summary and Overview

    Appendix 1 The Food Act, 1984: Arrangement of Sections

    Appendix 2 Notes on the European Economic Community and the Operation of its Institutions

    Appendix 3 Key Addresses


Product details

  • No. of pages: 168
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
  • Published: September 1, 1988
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182711

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Stephen J. Fallows

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