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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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Technology, novel food and crime

Technology, novel food and crime

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(p.281) 17 Technology, novel food and crime
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A Handbook of Food Crime
Author(s):

Juanjuan Sun

Xiaocen Liu

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447336013.003.0018

Thanks to technological development, how food is produced has been improving to provide more diverse and innovative food, as is the case of novel food. Yet, technological innovation also introduces the risks and facilitates crime opportunities that threatens social security in general and food safety in particular. As a result, food crime has brought new challenges to food regulation due to its characteristics of cross-board transaction and technological complexity. Putting great endeavour to guarantee food safety, China has established a science based regulatory system to deal with novel food and reinforced criminal sanctions against food targeted crimes. The specialty of the case of China is to legally provide specific food crimes in criminal law and punitive damages in the case of civil liability. The experiences in this aspect may be interesting but also illustrative to regulate technological risk as well as food crimes at other regions or international level.

Keywords:   technology, technological risk, novel food, food crime, China

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