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).