Different actors, different factors - Science and other legitimate factors in the EU and national food safety regulation

A. Szajkowska

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Abstract

According to the principle of risk analysis established by Regulation 178/2002, food safety measures in the EU and Member States must be based on scientific risk assessment. Apart from science, however, decision makers should take into account other legitimate factors, such as societal, ethical or traditional concerns. The extent to which risk managers can deviate from scientific evaluations in considering these factors depends on how much discretion is conferred on public authorities. This article compares the discretion at both national and Union levels of food safety regulation in the context of the internal market mechanism by analysing the standard review applied to food safety measures by the European judiciary
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-539
JournalEuropean Journal of Risk Regulation
Volume2011
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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