The origins of food safety regulation and the different models in food risk control systems: the cases of Italy, Poland, Serbia and Austria

Luca Megale (LUMSA University)
Florentin Blanc (OECD)


The paper aims to represent the origins of food safety regulation, highlight the influence of historical developments, and compare the evolution of food safety risk control systems in several States. The focus is on the interesting cases of Italy, Poland, Serbia and Austria. Following an introduction on food safety regulation, in general, and concerning the above-mentioned States, particular attention is given to the components of risk analysis systems: risk assessment, risk management and risk communication. In this regard, it is presented an analysis of the current models of food risk control systems in Italy, Poland, Serbia and Austria. The conclusions comment on the findings and highlight the lines of action needed to solve the still present concerns.

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