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dc.contributor.authorBroad Leib, Emily
dc.contributor.authorPollans, Margot J.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-09T11:48:33Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationEmily Broad Leib & Margot J. Pollans, The New Food Safety, 107 Calif. L. Rev. 1173 (2019).
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41503250*
dc.description.abstractA safe food supply is essential for a healthy society. Our food system is replete with different types of risk, yet food safety is understood as encompassing only foodborne illness and other risks related directly to food ingestion. This Article argues for a more comprehensive definition of food safety, one that includes not just acute, ingestion-related risks, but also whole-diet cumulative ingestion risks, and cradle-to-grave risks of food production and disposal. This broader definition, which we call “Food System Safety,” draws under the header of food safety a variety of historically siloed, and often under-regulated, food system issues including nutrition, environmental protection, and workplace safety. The current approach to food safety is inadequate. First, it contributes to irrational resource allocation among food system risks. Second, it has collateral consequences for nutrition, environmental protection, and workplace safety, and, third, its limited focus can undermine efforts to achieve narrow food safety. A comprehensive understanding of food safety illuminates the complex interactions between narrow food safety and other areas of food system health risks. We argue that such an understanding could facilitate improved allocation of resources and assessment of tradeoffs, and ultimately support better health and safety outcomes for more people. We offer a variety of structural and institutional mechanisms for embedding this approach into agency action.en_US
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dc.titleThe New Food Safetyen_US
dash.depositing.authorBroad Leib, Emily
dc.date.available2019-10-09T11:48:33Z
dash.affiliation.otherHarvard Law Schoolen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedBroad Leib, Emily


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