January 31, 2013
Fortin, Neal D., Improving U.S. Regulation of Imported Foods (2013). Ch. 5, Improving Import Food Safety, pp. 89-109 (Wiley-Blackwell 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2264985.
This chapter provides an overview of the amalgamation of disparate elements that make up the food import regulatory system in the United States. This patchwork collection of authorities provides a useful laboratory to observe the effectiveness of the different regulatory approaches. The author discusses how this knowledge could best be used to create a more effective, prevention-based import regulatory system.