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A Handbook of Food CrimeImmoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them$
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Allison Gray and Ronald Hinch

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447336013

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447336013.001.0001

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Regulating food fraud: Public and private law responses in the EU, Italy and the Netherlands

Regulating food fraud: Public and private law responses in the EU, Italy and the Netherlands

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(p.159) 10 Regulating food fraud: Public and private law responses in the EU, Italy and the Netherlands
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A Handbook of Food Crime
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Antonia Corini

Bernd van der Meulen

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447336013.003.0011

The horsemeat scandal urgently raised the question of how to regulate food fraud. Responses across Europe have shown, on the one hand, differing approaches in terms of conceptualisation and management of food fraud and, on the other hand, the inconsistencies and weaknesses of the European Union Food Law system in dealing with food fraud. This chapter discusses how to deal with food fraud. The combination of a focus on framing public enforcement to food fraud prevention and the adaption of a punitive sanction system to fight food fraud, interest is growing in the use of private schemes. Some of these private schemes already recommend companies to use instruments that may prevent and manage crimes involving food. The use of private schemes means that businesses assume responsibility to avoid food law violations. Therefore, together with international and national regulatory schemes, private schemes provide a promising tool to combat food fraud.

Keywords:   food fraud, food law, horsemeat scandal, private schemes, regulation challenges

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