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BSE: risk, science and governance$
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Patrick van Zwanenberg and Erik Millstone

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525813

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525813.001.0001

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BSE and the partial reform of food policy-making

BSE and the partial reform of food policy-making

(p.209) Chapter 9 BSE and the partial reform of food policy-making
BSE: risk, science and governance

Patrick van Zwanenberg

Erik Millstone

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents an account of the reform of food safety policy-making institutions and practices, which were introduced in response to the crises that followed 20 March 1996 in the UK, at the European Commission, in France, and in Germany. It presents a comparison between the UK Food Standards Agency, the European Food Safety Authority, the Agence Française de la Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments, and the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (or Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittel Sicherheit) and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung or BfR) in Germany.

Keywords:   reform, food safety policy, institutions, Food Standards Agency, European Food Safety Authority

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