La Estructura Del Derecho Alimentario Europeo

Translated title of the contribution: The Structure of European Food Law

B.M.J. van der Meulen, Ana Sanhueza Martin

Research output: Working paperAcademic


This paper in Spanish language lays bare the structure of EU food law as it appears from scholarly analysis at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The structure of EU food law can be used as a framework for teaching, application, further analysis and comparison to food law approaches in other parts of the world. From this analysis, food law emerges as a functional area of law. Core elements are: (1) the objectives of EU food law to protect consumers’ interests; (2) the principles of risk analysis and precaution; (3) obligations on businesses regarding the products they place on the market, the processes they apply and their communication towards consumers; and (4) public powers of law enforcement and incident management.
Original languageSpanish
PublisherWageningen University Law and Governance group
Number of pages66
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2014

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NameWageningen working paper Law and Governance


  • EU food law, functional area of law, Wageningen, system, structure

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    van der Meulen, B. M. J., & Sanhueza Martin, A. (2014). La Estructura Del Derecho Alimentario Europeo. (Wageningen working paper Law and Governance; No. 2014/06). Wageningen University Law and Governance group.