The Paradox of Clean Food and the Food Safety Modernization Act: Understanding the FDA's Preventative Controls for Human Food Rule

January 1, 2016 - Author: Card, Melissa M

In this article, Melissa Card assesses whether the FDA can align the food safety culture, created by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), with consumers' demand for clean food. Part I introduces the FSMA, specifically discussing the tension created between the FSMA and the clean food trend. Part II de­tails the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule.10 Part III poses a hypo­thetical and offers a solution that allows the FDA to align a food safety culture with the clean food trend. Finally, this article concludes that the FDA should encourage manufacturers to educate consumers that certain process­ing techniques do not affect food "cleanliness."

Published in SMU Science & Technology Review: 19 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 381 (2016).  

Tags: institute for food laws and regulations

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