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This article discusses a number of issues that are inﬂuencing the evolution of food safety regulation in developed and, to a lesser extent, developing countries. Whilst not deﬁnitive, it aims to highlight those factors which are considered crucial to an understanding of contempor-ary food safety controls in both the public and private spheres. These issues include criteria applied to assess the need/justiﬁcation for food safety regulation, relationships between public and private food safety control systems, alternative forms that public food safety regulation can take, strategic responses to food safety regulation, and the trade implications of national food safety controls. The article serves as an introduction to these issues, which are discussed at greater length in the other papers that make up this special issue of Food Policy.
Henson, S and Caswell, J, "Food safety regulation: an overview of contemporary issues" (1999). Food Policy. 43.