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Managing Risk and Regulation in European Food Safety Governance

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  • Ladina Caduff
  • Thomas Bernauer

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This article focuses on the state of European food safety governance and offers a view on possible future courses of regulatory policymaking. We begin by examining the deficiencies of the current multilevel governance system in European Union (EU) food safety policy, with an empirical focus on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems. We then submit that a regulatory agency model (centralization) might perform better than multilevel governance or renationalization in terms of reducing business uncertainty, promoting food safety enhancing innovation, and improving consumer trust in the food supply. Hence it would make European food markets more resilient to recurrent food safety crises. We also argue that the EU's precautionary approach as applied to some areas of food safety risks is tied to legitimacy enhancing objectives of EU institutional actors. Assuming that supply-side rents will change over time, we submit that emphasis of regulatory impact analysis (i.e., cost benefit considerations) is likely to increase. Copyright 2006 by The Policy Studies Organization.

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  • Ladina Caduff & Thomas Bernauer, 2006. "Managing Risk and Regulation in European Food Safety Governance," Review of Policy Research, Policy Studies Organization, vol. 23(1), pages 153-168, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:revpol:v:23:y:2006:i:1:p:153-168
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    4. Papadopoulos, Andrew & Sargeant, Jan M. & Majowicz, Shannon E. & Sheldrick, Byron & McKeen, Carolyn & Wilson, Jeff & Dewey, Catherine E., 2012. "Enhancing public trust in the food safety regulatory system," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 107(1), pages 98-103.
    5. Julie Henderson & Loreen Mamerow & Anne W. Taylor & Paul R. Ward & Samantha B. Meyer & John Coveney, 2013. "The Importance Placed on the Monitoring of Food Safety and Quality by Australian Consumers," Laws, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(2), pages 1-16, May.
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