Data Management

Risk Assessment In The International Food Safety Policy Arena: Can The Multilateral Institutions Encourage Unbiased Outcomes?

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Executive Summary

In this paper the authors provide a description of how food safety related scientific evidence is generated and how it is used in the context of risk assessment for international standard-setting at CODEX and in WTO trade disputes. In particular, the authors discuss the processes leading to policy conclusions on the basis of scientific evidence, with a focus on the interactions involved between private and public sector actors and those between "Scientific experts" and others.

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