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U.S. Food Safety Policy Enters a New Era


  • Hoffmann, Sandra A.


In late 2010, Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most comprehensive reforms to Federal food safety laws since 1938. The farm-to-fork, preventive approach embodied in the Act reflects an established scientific/managerial consensus on how to improve food safety systems. Economic research on similar food safety initiatives by industry and government can help guide implementation of the FSMA.

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  • Hoffmann, Sandra A., 2011. "U.S. Food Safety Policy Enters a New Era," Amber Waves, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersaw:120793

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    1. Rämme, Ulf & Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov & Rudholm, Niklas, 2012. "Market reform and food prices: Did the 1912 Slaughterhouse Reform affect meat prices in Stockholm?," HUI Working Papers 79, HUI Research.


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