By Christian Coff, David Barling, Michiel Korthals, Thorkild Nielsen

ISBN-10: 1402085230

ISBN-13: 9781402085239

ISBN-10: 1402085249

ISBN-13: 9781402085246

Traceability – the power to trace a product from farm to plate – is now generic within the nutrition area for quite a number reasons: it permits businesses to enhance potency, allows product keep in mind, and is helping manufacturers flag the explicit features in their items. yet traceability structures are customarily designed and utilized by the folks at once excited by the nutrition chain. the folk on the finish of the nutrients chain – nutrition shoppers – have little say during which attributes are traced, and will infrequently entry the data saved in traceability systems.

This booklet attracts on philosophical discourses (like ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of legislations) round nutrition ethics and empirical examine in 3 vital nutrition chains (UK bread, Danish bacon and Greek olive oil) to argue that moral traceability platforms will be used to speak nutrients details to shoppers, permitting them not just to make foodstuff offerings in step with their very own values, but in addition to play a extra educated position within the method nutrition is produced and allotted. it's going to entice teachers, scholars and coverage makers with an curiosity in traceability, nutrition ethics and nutrients policy.

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2006) The Taste for Ethics. An Ethic of Food Consumption. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. Series: The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics, Vol. 7. pid=252. Accessed October 2006. EU Standing Committee on the Food chain and Animal Health (2004) Guidance on the Implementation of Articles 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 on General Food Law. 18 C. Coff et al. European Commission (2006) Special Eurobarometer: Risk Issues. 1 – TNS Opinion and Social, Brussels.

For example, the European Commission promotes an inclusive approach to policy formulation, inviting key stakeholders to round table discussions of policy, particularly those who can speak for member organizations across the EU, the so-called European peak associations (Greenwood and Aspinwall, 1998). On the one hand, this is a technocratic approach to policy-making, seeking to defuse potential or existing political disagreements at an early stage (Radaelli, 1999). , 2000). This governance style has evolved as a preferred operating mode for EU policy-making, steered by the Commission.

Firstly, it is argued that the nature of EU governance has not changed to any notable extent in the case of the food safety regulatory reforms. Indeed, despite the reforms to food safety governance, the essentially technocratic approach to governance by the EU and the European Commission remains in place with regard to food. Within the food safety regulatory reforms, the introduction and definition of traceability as a general principle of EU food law (Regulation 178/2002) is essentially a precautionary and procedural instrument for food safety and risk management that is based on a model of liberal governance whose main purpose is the regulation and unification of the European market.

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