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Protecting legal rights when things go wrong : legal recourse if mandatory fortification of a food were to harm human health

Lederman, Joe 2009, Protecting legal rights when things go wrong : legal recourse if mandatory fortification of a food were to harm human health, Deakin law review, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 367-395.

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Title Protecting legal rights when things go wrong : legal recourse if mandatory fortification of a food were to harm human health
Author(s) Lederman, Joe
Journal name Deakin law review
Volume number 14
Issue number 2
Start page 367
End page 395
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Burwood, Vic.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1321-3660
Summary Food laws can encompass considerations that extend beyond food safety. The recent food standard mandating the fortification of flour with folic acid in Australia illustrates the legal problems and legal risks when governments introduce food standards that aim to medicinalise the population through the food supply despite a lack of scientific consensus. Legal analysis of the process by which the folic acid fortification was introduced into flour in Australia demonstrates legal inadequacies, administrative and policy failures, as well as flaws in safety assumptions. An analysis of the restrictions on legal rights and remedies for any adversely affected consumers seeking legal redress, and the existence of statutory immunities for governments, demonstrates a need for legal reform and changes in policy development processes.
Language eng
Field of Research 090899 Food Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30023775

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Business and Law
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