EU Food Law: A Very Short Introduction

Kai Purnhagen

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EU food law has grown of age. From a study adjacent to the law of the free movement of goods, it increasingly matures as an own area of law, competing at eye level with agricultural law. This chapter provides a very short introduction into the rationale of EU food law and the major legal acts, which describe this area. The rigorous application of the farm-to-fork approach across the whole supply chain makes the EU’s regulatory approach unique to the world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies
EditorsL. Dries, W. Heijman, R. Jongeneel, K. Purnhagen, J. Wesseler
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)9783030286422
ISBN (Print)9783030286415
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2019

Publication series

NamePalgrave Advances in Bioeconomy: Economics and Policies
ISSN (Print)2524-5848
ISSN (Electronic)2524-5856


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