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After describing the historical development of China’s food safety system from the perspectives of legislation and administration, this article discusses progress in its food law (The Draft more

The right to food is an internationally recognized human right, which inherently denotes the right to safe food simply because unsafe foods cause different diseases resulting in consumer’s more

In response to an apparent decline in global food safety, numerous public and private regulatory initiatives have emerged to restore public confidence. This trend has been particularly marked by more

The nuclear accident in Fukushima triggered a process of regulatory action, inspections, and market restrictions that has deeply affected the Japanese food market. When higher than permissible more

Trust underpins the Chinese social system, and yet it is lacking from a Chinese food system that is riddled with safety disasters and disgruntled consumers. Government and industry play a major more

Identifying Gaps in International Food Safety Regulation

Posted on May 2011 by Benn McGrady and Christina S. Ho

The rise in food importation in countries such as the United States, coupled with food safety incidents, has led to increased concern with the safety of imported food. This concern has prompted more

Protecting the Public's health Through the Application Integrity Policy

Posted on August 2010 by Paula Katz, Protecting the Public’s Health through the Application Integrity Policy, 65 Food and Drug Law Journal

FDA's recent use of the Application Integrity Policy (AIP), most notably in the ongoing Ranbaxy matter, has created interest in the policy. The article discusses actions CDER's Office of more

Casting a Global Safety Net - A Framework for Food Safety in the Age of Globalization

Posted on May 2009 by James Chyau, May 2009 JD Candidate, Southwestern Law School

64 Food and Drug Law Journal 313-334 (2009). In mid-March 2007, Ontario-based Menu Foods Inc. started recalling its “cuts and gravy” style pet food, after receiving information that more

Looking Abroad: Clinical Drug Trials

Posted on August 2008 by Carolyne R. Hathaway, Partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC John R. Manthei, Partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC

63 Food and Drug Law Journal 673-682 (2008). The increasing costs of clinical development and the length of the drug development process have lead many United States pharmaceutical companies to more