European food law handbook

B.M.J. van der Meulen, M. van der Velde, A. Szajkowska, R. Verbruggen

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This handbook analyses and explains the institutional, substantive and procedural elements of EU food law, taking the General Food Law as a focus point. Principles are discussed as well as specific rules addressing food as a product, the processes related to food and communication about food through labelling. These rules define requirements on subjects like market approval for food additives, novel foods and genetically modified foods; food hygiene, tracking & tracing, withdrawal & recall.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Number of pages632
ISBN (Print)9789086860821
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameEuropean Institute for Food Law series
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers 2
ISSN (Print)1871-3483


  • food
  • food legislation
  • food products
  • labelling
  • food additives
  • novel foods
  • food hygiene
  • eu regulations
  • handbooks
  • european union
  • europe
  • tracking and tracing

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    van der Meulen, B. M. J., van der Velde, M., Szajkowska, A., & Verbruggen, R. (2008). European food law handbook. (European Institute for Food Law series; No. no. 2). Wageningen Academic Publishers.